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UPDATE: 1 person killed in crash on Highway 246 near Buellton

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-06 15:50:03-04

UPDATE (Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who died in the crash as Linda McIntyre, 73, of San Juan Bautista.

UPDATE (3:45 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says a 73-year-old woman from San Juan Bautista was killed in the crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 246.

She reportedly died after being taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.

The CHP is asking anyone with further information about this crash to contact the Buellton CHP office at (805) 688-5551.

(1:49 p.m.) - First responders are at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 246 between Buellton and Solvang.

It happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday in an area referred to as Buellton Flats.

The California Highway Patrol says a car stopped along the highway pulled out in an attempt to make a U-turn and was clipped by a Honda CRV, causing the Honda to crash into a tree.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the driver of the CRV was given bystander CPR and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. A passenger in the vehicle reportedly suffered moderate injuries.

Fire officials say the driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

No other information was immediately known.

Caltrans reports the highway is open but traffic is moving slowly through the area.