UPDATE (3:34 p.m.) – The CHP says one person was hospitalized with moderate injuries and several other people were hospitalized with minor injuries in Thursday’s crash.
The scene was cleared around 2:30 p.m., according to the CHP.
Officers say a total of four vehicles were involved.
A 44-year-old man from Bradley was reportedly driving a dump truck on northbound Highway 101 and approaching slow traffic due to a construction zone.
For unknown reasons, the CHP says the driver didn’t stop and ended up crashing into a Chevy Malibu, which was being driven by a Chula Vista resident.
The Chevy then crashed into a Honda Odyssey, which was being driven by a Yorba Linda man.
The Odyssey then crashed into the shoulder and struck a medium-sized Oak Tree.
CHP says the Chevy continued out of control and also rear-ended a Honda CR-V that was driven by an Avila Beach resident.
The driver of the Chevy was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Several passengers were also transported to various local hospitals with minor injuries.
The CHP says drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, and everyone was wearing a seatbelt.
UPDATE (2:15 p.m.) – Drivers are being asked to avoid the area of the crash, which involved multiple vehicles.
As of 1:43 p.m., just one lane was open on northbound Highway 101 south of 24th Street.
Only one lane open NB 101 south of 24th St. Traffic is backed up. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/n40UVkQrYy
— Paso Robles Police (@PasoRoblesPD) April 18, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY (1:13 p.m.) – CHP is responding to a major injury crash in Paso Robles.
The CHP says the first calls came in just before 12:45 p.m. Thursday.
The crash happened on northbound Highway 101 between Paso Robles Street and the Highway 46 East exit ramp.
The CHP says several units are on scene, as well as Paso Robles police.
Traffic is backed up in the area as officers respond to the scene.
The CHP couldn’t confirm whether there were any lane closures in the area but says traffic will likely be impacted for the next hour or two.
There was no immediate information on how many people were injured or what caused the crash.
KSBY has a crew headed to the scene.