UPDATE: The man killed in the accident has been identified as Brian Devoto, 23, of Santa Clara, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office.==
One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los Altos Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The male driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was killed; the female driver of a 2011 white Nissan Sentra suffered life-threatening injuries, Officer Art Montiel said. It was not immediately clear which car was headed the wrong direction. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Emergency responders needed to extricate the two drivers. Both were transported by Palo Alto and Santa Clara County paramedic units to Stanford Hospital, where the man, in his 20s, died in the emergency room. The woman is in critical condition, Montiel said.
The wrong-way driver was first reported to authorities at 12:52 a.m. near the Page Mill Road off ramp, CHP officials said.
All lanes were closed at 1:30 a.m. in order to clean up debris from the collision, according to the CHP. Traffic was diverted off the highway at Alpine Road, with parts of the roadway reopened shortly after 2 a.m.
All lanes were reopened at 4 a.m., according to the CHP.
An extensive investigation of the crash is underway, Montiel said.