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Major injuries reported in head-on crash east of Cholame 'Y'

Posted at 7:42 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 17:08:01-04

UPDATE (2 p.m.) - Two drivers suffered major injuries in a head-on crash on Highway 46 Wednesday morning.

It happened approximately one mile east of the intersection with Highway 41, also known as the Cholame "Y."

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of an Acura TL, a 29-year-old man from San Bernardino, was traveling westbound when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer. When he realized he didn't have enough room to make it around the truck, CHP says he turned back into the westbound lane but lost control and swerved into the eastbound lane. The Acura struck a Toyota Sienna, driven by a 67-year-old man from Pebble Beach, head-on.

CHP says both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of possible fractures.

UPDATE (9:35 a.m.) - CHP says all lanes have been cleared.

UPDATE (8:35 a.m.) - CHP says major injuries were reported in the crash, which was still being cleared as of 8:35 a.m.

(7:42 a.m.) - Emergency crews responded to a crash that injured two people along Highway 46, east of Paso Robles at the Cholame 'Y'.

CAL FIRE SLO tweeted two vehicles were involved in the crash. Two people suffered "moderate injuries."

According to CHP's traffic incident page, the crash happened when a vehicle was attempting to pass a semi, colliding with another oncoming vehicle.

The eastbound lane is blocked.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.