At approximately 4:13 p.m. two vehicles collided head-on near the intersection of Highway 20 and Marina Drive requiring the closure of the eastbound lane Highway 20. One patient is reportedly deceased and two of the others are suffering moderate to minor injuries.
An air ambulance has been requested to the scene and one of the patients is requiring extrication for the vehicle. The Incident Commander requested additional units respond to the scene because “a lotta help” is need for the extrication.
The CHP Incident Information page indicates a “long-term closure” will be required as a result of this accident.
The CalTrans Quickmap indicates the eastbound lane of Highway 20 has slowed to a crawl.
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol is reporting that Highway 20 should reopen around 7:00 p.m.
UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: As per the scanner, Highway 20 is now open in both directions.
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