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DUI possible factor in crash west of Santa Maria, CHP says

2 people were injured, 1 critically
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Posted at 4:22 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 02:27:07-05

A DUI investigation is underway following a crash west of Santa Maria Monday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Brown and Betteravia roads at about 2:38 p.m.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says “significant speeds” were involved in the crash involving two vehicles and extrication was required.

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One person was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and another was flown with critical injuries to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, fire officials said.

The road was back open shortly before 3:30 p.m.