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UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened following three-vehicle crash near Las Cruces Grade

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Apr 13, 2023

(UPDATE: 7:58 a.m.) Highway 1 in both directions has reopened, Caltrans officials said.

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.