Five men died and one was seriously injured in the mangled car in the foreground on Highway 46 in September 1988. The early-morning accident on the Cholame Creek Bridge near Shandon involved a sedan and a tractor-trailer.
Five men died and one was seriously injured in the mangled car in the foreground on Highway 46 in September 1988. The early-morning accident on the Cholame Creek Bridge near Shandon involved a sedan and a tractor-trailer. Phil Dirkx pdirkx@thetribunenews.com
Five men died and one was seriously injured in the mangled car in the foreground on Highway 46 in September 1988. The early-morning accident on the Cholame Creek Bridge near Shandon involved a sedan and a tractor-trailer. Phil Dirkx pdirkx@thetribunenews.com

Deadly stretch of Hwy. 46 began as a much-needed shortcut

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .