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UPDATE: 1 killed, 2 injured in crash near San Miguel

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Sep 22, 2021

UPDATE (4:32 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a pickup truck that crashed on Highway 101 near San Miguel on Wednesday has died.

CHP says the truck was traveling northbound when it appears the vehicle may have experienced a tire failure. The driver applied the brakes and steered to the left, causing the truck to cross over the center median into the southbound lanes and overturn, partially pinning the driver.

The man, identified as a 38-year-old from San Miguel, was flown to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

CHP says one of the two passengers in the truck suffered a broken arm and possibly broken shoulder. The other passenger had a minor complaint of pain and was treated at the scene.

The driver's name will not be released until authorities notify his next of kin.

(1:23 p.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO responded to a major injury crash Wednesday.

The crash happened at around 12:45 p.m. at San Marcos Road near San Miguel.

Fire officials say a single-vehicle crash resulted in injuries to three people inside the vehicle.

According to CAL FIRE SLO's Twitter, a helicopter was called to the scene and personnel from Camp Roberts are also responding.

Fire officials say one person suffered major injuries, one moderate injuries, and the other minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Drivers are being asked to use caution when driving in the area.