1 dead in head-on crash involving military vehicle near Cholame ‘Y’, CHP says

Posted at 8:00 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 11:00:21-04

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. – The military Humvee involved in the crash was returning home from completing a Combat Support Training Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, according to Fort Hunter Liggett Public Affairs Officer, Amy Phillips.UPDATE 9:10 a.m. – The California Highway Patrol says one person died in Wednesday morning’s collision. No other information was immediately available.Emergency crews were responding to a head-on crash Wednesday morning on Highway 46 west of the Cholame "Y" in northern San Luis Obispo County.It happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. and involves a military Humvee and a small car, according to the California Highway Patrol. According to preliminary information released by CHP, a blown tire may have caused one of the vehicles to swerve into oncoming traffic. A military convoy was reportedly stopped along the side of the road following the crash, which was said to be blocking the westbound lanes. The extent of any injuries was not immediately known, but at least one ambulance was requested at the scene. Caltrans said at 8:30 a.m. that drivers in that area should expect delays as only one lane of traffic was open. This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.  TRAFFIC COLLISION: @CHP_Templeton is responding to a call of a traffic collision on SR-46, West of the SR-41 intersection (The Y). A military Humvee versus a small sedan. Emergency vehicles are responding.— CHPTempleton (@CHP_Templeton) July 25, 2018