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UPDATE: One dead in multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 101 in Paso Robles

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Oct 26, 2020

UPDATE (11:42 p.m.) - California Highway Patrol said one person is dead following the crash on southbound Highway 101 in Paso Robles this evening.

CHP said the crash happened when a driver tried to change lanes and rear-ended another vehicle, leading to a stack of four vehicles in total.

According to CHP, the first driver hit sustained fatal injuries as a result of the direct impact. Their name is not being released at this time.

There has been a detour established for the closure using Vine Street to SR-46 west, where traffic was able to reenter the freeway, according to CHP.

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ORIGINAL STORY: A multi-vehicle crash blocked the southbound lanes of Highway 101 in Paso Robles on Monday evening.

The crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. just south of the Spring St. on-ramp.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

However, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a detective from the coroner's office was requested at the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.