California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel says in the crash around 2 a.m. Sunday a Honda coupe driven by a 43-year-old Oakland man appears to have slammed into the center divider, then came to a stop in the fast lanes facing oncoming traffic.
Montiel says after the Honda stopped, the front end of a party bus, with 18 people on board, hit the disabled car.
A passenger in the Honda—identified only as a 36-year-old San Mateo woman—was killed. The driver of the car—identified as Raul Padilla survived—but is hospitalized in critical condition.
Most of the party bus passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries.