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UPDATE: Hwy 154 lanes reopen after fatal head-on crash near Santa Ynez

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-10 00:38:20-04

UPDATE (4:06 PM): After closing down for several hours due to a fatal car crash, Caltrans District 5 reports all lanes of Highway 154 are now open.

One person was killed in a head-on crash in the Santa Ynez Valley on Sunday morning.

The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Highway 154 near Meadowvale Rd.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, three vehicles were involved.

The male driver of one of those vehicles died in the crash.

Three people in another car were reportedly taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As of 11 a.m., the California Highway Patrol expected both directions of the highway between Edison St. and Highway 246 to remain closed for at least two hours.