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Crash blocks westbound lane of Highway 41 near Atascadero

The westbound lane of Highway 41 near Homestead Road east of Atascadero is blocked as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday because of a head-on collision that the California Highway Patrol reports has sent one person to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.

Just before 4 p.m., a black Lexus or BMW collided with a white truck, according to the CHP. The driver of the black car reportedly fled.

The collision is said to have taken place at the top of Hairpin Ridge east of Homestead Road, the CHP reported. Speed was cited early on as contributing to the crash.

No other details are available about the crash.



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