UPDATE (8:55 a.m.) – A 43-year-old Los Osos man and 22-year-old woman from Washington have been identified as the two people killed in a wrong-way crash early Wednesday morning on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo.
The California Highway Patrol reports the woman was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway just south of the Higuera Street off-ramp when she crashed her Ford Fiesta head-on into the Los Osos man’s Honda Civic.
Both drivers were reportedly wearing seatbelts but died from their injuries.
Vehicles were diverted off the highway around the crash until cleanup was complete around 6 a.m.
The names of both drivers have not been released and CHP said it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
UPDATE (8:22 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol confirms a wrong-way driver was involved in the crash. The driver was reportedly heading southbound in the northbound lanes.
More details regarding the crash are expected to be released soon by CHP.
UPDATE (6:45 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol reports two people were killed in a crash early Wednesday morning on Highway 101 south of the South Higuera Street offramp in San Luis Obispo.
CHP is releasing few details at this time but does say two vehicles were involved.
The highway has since reopened.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.
ORIGINAL STORY: An early-morning crash near San Luis Obispo shut down a portion of Highway 101 northbound Wednesday morning.
According to CHP, two cars crashed just after 2:30 a.m. south of the Higuera Street off-ramp. CHP officials closed the number one lane of the highway while investigators were on scene.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office watch commander said there are some injuries, and a fire truck and ambulance were dispatched.
As of 5:56 a.m. all lanes on Highway 101 northbound were back open near the Higuera Street off-ramp.
This is a developing story. Stay with KSBY for updates.