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UPDATE: Hwy 1 reopens after fatal four-vehicle crash in Santa Maria

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 08, 2021

UPDATE (12:09 p.m.) - Caltrans reports that Highway 1 is now open.

UPDATE (10:19 a.m.) - Following the crash, a SIG Alert has been issued at Hwy 1 near Guadalupe, officials say.

Hwy 1 is closed between Black and Brown Rds. in the area. Caltrans officials say there is no current estimate of when the road will reopen.

UPDATE (9:46 a.m.) - Officials report that a motorcyclist was killed in the four-vehicle crash.

No extrication was required, officials say, and all other injuries are reportedly minor.


(9:16 a.m.) - Multiple agencies responded to a four-vehicle crash that killed one person on Friday morning.

It happened near the intersection of Brown Rd. and Hwy 1 in Santa Maria, officials say. Initial reports indicate the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Santa Barbara County Fire Department were among the agencies responding.

KSBY has reached out to agencies involved for additional details.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.