UPDATE (10:45 p.m.) - A CalTrans worker was hospitalized after being hit by a truck along Highway 101 in Nipomo Friday afternoon.
It happened at 1:31 p.m. near Tefft Street.
CHP says that 29-year-old Alexander Ayala was driving southbound when he drifted right onto the shoulder and sideswiped a CalTrans truck and collided with 42-year-old Jose Perez Hernandez.
Perez Hernandez was part of a CalTrans work crew completing road repairs.
Ayala’s truck eventually came to a rest on the southbound shoulder, south of the collision scene.
Perez Hernandez suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Editor's note: The name of the victim has been updated. CHP originally released the incorrect name for the victim.
UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) - A Caltrans worker was hospitalized after being hit by a truck along Highway 101 in Nipomo Friday afternoon.
It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes near Tefft Street.
According to an officer with the California Highway Patrol, a driver from Santa Maria hit a plow along the side of the road before also hitting a worker.
The worker was hospitalized with major injuries, according to CHP. An update on his condition was not immediately available.
CHP says it’s possibly charges could be filed against the driver.
One lane of the highway was closed in the area. Traffic was moving slowly through the area and backed up to El Campo Road outside Arroyo Grande as of 3:45 p.m.
ORIGINAL STORY: A vehicle hit a pedestrian along the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 in Nipomo Friday afternoon, officials say.
The crash was called in just after 1:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 north of the Hwy 166 East off ramp.
The right line of southbound Hwy 101 has been closed at Tefft St., Caltrans said in a tweet.
⚠️RIGHT NOW⚠️ Southbound #Hwy101 at Tefft Street hard closure of #2 lane following traffic incident.— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) September 9, 2022
Traffic also slowed in the northbound lanes of Hwy 101 in the area after a three vehicle crash temporarily blocked the highway at about 2:20 p.m.
CHP and CAL FIRE SLO both responded to the scene.
KSBY has a crew headed to the scene. We'll bring you updates as they become available.