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1 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash in Orcutt

1 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash in Orcutt
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Posted at 9:49 PM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 02:05:52-05

UPDATE (11 p.m.) - The southbound lanes of Highway 135 were re-opened shortly before 11 p.m.

Officers on scene say a driver heading the wrong-way crashed into a Prius head-on.

CHP says the wrong-way driver was killed and their passenger was hospitalized with major injuries. The driver of the Prius also suffered major injuries.

It was not immediately clear whether a third vehicle was involved.
ORIGINAL STORY: One person was killed and two others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Orcutt Friday night.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. at Union Valley Parkway and Highway 135.

Few details were immediately available but the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the two people injured had major injuries and were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The name of the person killed has not been released.

Traffic was being blocked at Southbound Highway 135 at Foster Road.

This story will be updated as information is released.