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UPDATE: Rollover crash near Los Alamos leaves two trapped

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 23:25:10-04

UPDATE (9:45 a.m.) – One lane of Southbound Highway 101 was back open by 9:45 a.m. CHP was working to clear the crash and reopen the other lane. Officers said the driver and passenger, identified as women in their 20s, were injured. The driver was taken by helicopter to the hospital. The passenger was reportedly transported by ambulance.

The crash happened when, for unknown reasons, the driver went off the road where her car rolled and landed on its roof, according to CHP.

Photo: SB County Fire


UPDATE (9:20 a.m.) – Northbound traffic was stopped as of 9:20 a.m., according to CHP.


UPDATE (9:14 a.m.) – CHP said a helicopter was landing in the center divider to transport the driver to the hospital.


ORIGINAL STORY: Emergency crews were responding to a rollover crash along Highway 101 near Los Alamos Monday morning that reportedly left at least one person trapped.

It happened at about 8:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes just north of Palmer Road.

CHP says a black Mini Cooper rolled, landing on its roof. The driver was pinned inside, according to CHP, and other drivers were pulling over to help.

The road is not blocked, according to CHP.

Injuries were described as major.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Photo: Stephen McLendon