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UPDATE: Paso Robles woman killed in weekend crash on Hwy 101 in Buellton

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 19:30:37-05

UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol has identified the motorcyclist killed as Nicole Grantham, 31, of Paso Robles.

Officers say she was riding in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 in the #2 lane, south of Jonata Park Road, Saturday when another driver who had pulled into the center median from Jonata Park Road entered the northbound lanes directly in front of Grantham.

Grantham's Harley Davidson crashed into the back of the Volkswagen.

She was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she died from her injuries, officers say.

Investigators say alcohol was not a factor in the collision, but say the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Buellton CHP office at (805) 688-5551.
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ORIGINAL STORY: A motorcyclist involved in a crash Saturday on Highway 101 in Buellton has died, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Emergency crews responded to the scene in the northbound lanes around noon near Jonata Park Road.

When crews arrived, they say the motorcyclist was in the road and critically injured. She was taken to the hospital where she later died, officers say.

Another vehicle was also involved but CHP says no other injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.