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Fatal Car Crash Kills Two near Varni Road in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, CA (June 8, 2021) – Jorge Betancourt and Anaya Rocha were the victims of the head-on collision on Corralitos Drive on Sunday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 8:30 p.m., at Corralitos Drive.

Officers say a 2003 Ford Mustang lost control and crashed into a 1998 Honda Accord.

Authorities identified the occupants of the Mustang to be 33-year-old Jorge Betancourt and 26-year-old Anaya Rocha. Paramedics pronounced both of the victims dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, medical personnel transported the 32-year-old female driver of the Accord to a local trauma center for further treatment of major injuries.

The Corralitos Police are investigating possible factors that contributed to the crash. Once available, more information will be released.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Jorge Betancourt and Anaya Rocha.


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