(UPDATE: 7:58 a.m.) Highway 1 in both directions has reopened, Caltrans officials said.
Update (final): Roadway reopened.— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) April 13, 2023
Highway 1 northwest of Highway 101 near Las Cruces in Santa Barbara County is closed due to a three-vehicle collision Thursday morning.
The crash happened just after 5:41 a.m. on Highway 1 southbound, officials said.
Both southbound and northbound lanes are closed to land a helicopter.
Santa Barbara Fire officials said 2 people are injured, one of which is in critical condition and was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital via Calstar.
Caltrans said there is currently no estimated time of reopening.
This is a developing story. The story will be updated as soon as more information is available.
Southbound #Hwy1 just north of #Hwy101 - three vehicle traffic collision. Both southbound and northbound #Hwy1 lanes are closed to land helicopter. No estimated time of reopening. #SantaBarbaraCounty— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) April 13, 2023
Vehicle head on collision 5:41am HWY 1, 1 mi W of HWY 101. 2 patients. 1 critical flown to SBCH via Calstar. HWY 1 down to 1 lane on Las Cruces Grade with units on scene. pic.twitter.com/g2s2qBkZ2C— PIO (@PIOSBCFireInfo) April 13, 2023