As per scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information, at approximately 3:13 p.m. two vehicles collided on State Route 20 just after Blue Lakes resulting in a fatality as well as injuries.
The collision reportedly involved a black Chevrolet Silverado and a black Acura sedan and both vehicles ended up disabled blocking both lanes.
The Caltrans Quickmap indicates that traffic, especially in the eastbound lane, is starting to back up.
UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: According to the CHP the road is now blocked in both directions with no estimated time of reopening.
UPDATE 3:57 p.m.: An air ambulance is being deployed to transport a patient from the collision to an area hospital.
UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: Traffic is being redirected to an alternative route via Scotts Valley Road but drivers be aware of extra traffic on that route.
UPDATE 6:34 p.m.: As per the California Highway Patrol, the roadway has been cleared and traffic is moving freely in both directions.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.