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CHP: Driver arrested after fleeing Hwy 101 crash in Santa Maria

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 22:43:57-04

A driver is under arrest following a crash on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near the E. Main Street offramp.

CHP says a car and truck collided, blocking part of one lane and leaving the truck on its side.

The driver of the truck reportedly had minor injuries while the driver of the car ran off, CHP said. Officers say a short time later the driver was arrested by Santa Maria police.

As of 3:30 p.m., all lanes were back open but traffic remained impacted in the area.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.