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Accident on Highway 46 east of Paso Robles has closed one eastbound lane

UPDATE 8:31 p.m.: A five-car pile up on Highway 46 sent four people to the hospital Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.



The accident, which closed one eastbound lane of the highway, occurred in the midst of a construction zone.



The crash happened about 2:05 p.m. when a concrete pump truck ran into the back of a semi truck, which caused a pile up involving three other vehicles that were stopped at the construction site, according to the CHP.



The crash site is located at Highway 46 and Almond Drive, about 10 miles east of Paso Robles.



The severity of the injuries were minor and all four injured people went to Twin Cities Medical Center for treatment.



One eastbound lane was closed until 5:30 p.m. but the westbound lanes remained open.



Original story:

Firefighters, CHP and other emergency personnel are at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 46, and one eastbound lane of the highway is currently closed.

The crash happened about 2:05 p.m. when a crane ran into the back of a semi truck, according to the CHP’s traffic information website.  The crash site is located at Highway 46 and Almond Drive, about 10 miles east of Paso Robles.

CHP Officer Adrian Ayala said it is unclear at this time what caused the crash, or whether the crane was in transit on a trailer or operating on the roadway.

An additional three vehicles were also involved in the collision, and Cal Fire has reported that five people were injured.

Ayala said the severity of their injuries is currently unknown, but added that several ground ambulances were dispatched.

One eastbound lane is closed but Ayala said the westbound lanes remain open.

 

 

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