Seven injured in Highway 46 head-on collision east of Paso Robles

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Seven people were injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 46 near the Antelope Grade northeast of Paso Robles.

The incident occurred about 9:15 a.m. and involved a white Nissan Maxima and Dodge Charger, according to the CHP. One of the cars went off the road as a result of the collision, according to Cal Fire.

Of the seven people hurt in the crash, three sustained major injuries, two sustained moderate injuries and two sustained minor injuries, according to Cal Fire. One patient was airlifted to a Fresno hospital, and the others were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

Highway 46 lanes were closed for about two hours while crews assisted patients and cleaned up the scene of the collision. The road was reopened about 11:35 a.m., according to Cal Fire.

Lindsey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lindseyholden27