Hwy. 46 near Shandon briefly closed so helicopters could land after crash

Highway 46 East
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Highway 46 near Shandon was closed temporarily Tuesday morning so medical helicopters could pick up victims of a major traffic collision.

The crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 46 East just west of Flower Lane, according to the CHP. A semi-truck carrying 70,000 pounds of vegetables ended up on its side. A gold sedan also went off the roadway. There were seven patients total, according to Cal Fire.

Highway 46 was temporarily closed as the two helicopters loaded patients. It was reopened by 6:30 a.m.