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UPDATE: One dead after car crash on Highway 135 in Orcutt

Posted at 7:17 PM, Apr 03, 2023

UPDATE (9:10 p.m.): Santa Barbara County Fire officials confirmed one person has died in a crash along Highway 135 in Orcutt.

An adult male driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Officials say that driver was traveling the wrong way on northbound Highway 135.

A woman, who was in a separate car, was transported to a local hospital. She is in critical condition.

Responding officers moved both vehicles to the shoulder as they clean up debris.

One lane is now open on northbound Highway 135.

California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara County Fire officials are responding to a crash along Highway 135 in Orcutt.

The crash happened Monday at about 6:49 p.m. near the south Clark Avenue off-ramp.

According to California Highway Patrol, two vehicles are involved and blocking both lanes in the area,

Crews are working to clear the scene.

It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries resulting from the crash.