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UPDATE: 1 killed in crash on Hwy 101 in Santa Maria

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Posted at 10:53 AM, May 09, 2022

UPDATE (3:50 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol confirms one person died in a crash on Highway 101 in Santa Maria on Monday.

Officers say two vehicles traveling northbound collided just north of Main Street as the result of an unsafe lane change.

The collision caused one of the vehicles to overturn multiple times, crossing over the center divider and landing in the southbound lanes.

CHP says the driver of the vehicle that overturned, a 68-year-old man from Nipomo, was taken to the hospital where he died. His name has not yet been released.

The driver of the other vehicle was reportedly uninjured.

UPDATE (11:11 a.m.) - All lanes of traffic have now reopened.

(10:53 a.m.) - One person was reportedly taken to the hospital with major injuries after a car crash on Highway 101 in Santa Maria on Monday.

It happened at about 9:45 a.m. near Main Street.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle that was traveling northbound rolled over the guardrail into the southbound lanes of traffic.

Drivers should expect a traffic backup through the area while the wreckage is cleared.