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Two killed in wrong-way crash identified as 23-year-old Daly City residents

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Two people killed Saturday in a wrong-way crash on state Highway 1 in Pacifica have been identified by the San Mateo County coroner’s office. Tulio de Giovanni Lima Viana, 23, of Daly City, and Megan Alyssa Cota, 23, of San Francisco, were passengers in a Toyota Prius headed south in northbound lanes of the freeway, authorities said.

The two were killed when the Prius collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado on Highway 1 near Clarendon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A man believed to be Viana’s brother was driving the Prius, CHP officials said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Two people in the Silverado were hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The CHP is investigating the crash, including how the Prius got onto the freeway headed the wrong way.

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