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Fatal car crash shuts down parts of HWY 41

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-09 00:02:53-04

UPDATE (7:50 p.m.)- Officers determined the deceased driver was traveling westbound on HWY 41... When he crossed over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

His vehicle collided head-on with a second vehicle traveling eastbound.

The second driver sustained major injuries and was transported to sierra vista hospital.

A third vehicle swerved off the roadway to avoid the collision and struck a telephone pole. This driver was uninjured.

(1:23 p.m.)- Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash at 41 and Old Morro Rd. East in Atascadero Saturday afternoon.

The accident was reported shortly before 11:45 a.m.

In a tweet, the Atascadero Police said there was one fatality, and one patient is being transported to Sierra Vista.

The scene had not yet been cleared as of 1 p.m., with the 41 closed at San Gabriel and Los Altos until further notice.

The Atascadero Police are asking people to avoid the area until the road reopens.