56-Year-Old Dead in Head-On Crash Near Diamond Mountain Road

CALISTOGA, CA (February 21, 2022) – Thursday morning, 56-year-old Primitivo Romero died in a head-on collision on State Highway 29.

According to California Highway Patrol, the crash sometime after 9:17 a.m. south of Diamond Mountain Road.

At the time, CHP said Romero of Calistoga was driving a GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck southbound on SR-29 at a high rate speed when he crossed over the double-yellow lines.

He went directly into the path of a Ford E-250 van, colliding head-on in the northbound lane.

Moreover, medical responders pronounced Romredo dead at the scene around 9:33 a.m.

Meanwhile, the van driver, a 33-year-old Napa resident whose identity was withheld, suffered major injuries and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

His front passenger, a 51-year-old man, was also injured and was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.

CHP said all parties were wearing their seat belts.

Furthermore the roadway shutdown temporarily for cleanup and preliminary duties, an active investigation is currently underway.


The entire team at Sweet James would like to extend their sympathies to the loved ones of Primitivo Romero. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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