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Dec 17, 2009 12:55 AM by Kristen Oato

Highway 101 southbound lanes reopened after major injury traffic accident

The California Highway Patrol has reopened both lanes of Highway 101 southbound at Wellsona Road, north of Paso Robles, after a major injury traffic accident.

A pick-up truck and another vehicle collided with a big rig, which jackknifed and blocked both southbound lanes of Highway 101 around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Emergency crews at the scene said the driver of the truck was initially trapped and unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.

The CHP believes poor visibility due to heavy fog may have been a factor in the accident. Investigators have not yet determined which party is at fault.

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