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Update: Crash Shuts Down Section Of Highway 49 In Calaveras County

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Update at 4:50 p.m.: The CHP reports a section of Highway 49 that was down to one-way traffic near the Highway 12 intersection has completely reopened after a three-vehicle crash. Two people were flown from the scene with major injuries. Further details on the wreck are below.

Update at 4:15 p.m.: CHP officers are directing one-way traffic after a three-vehicle collision on Highway 49 north of  Highway 12 intersection in the San Andreas area with major injuries. The northbound lane is closed. The CHP is reporting that a person was ejected from a vehicle and was found on the roadway, not moving. Two air ambulances have been called to the scene with one just landing. The northbound lane is closed. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible as there is plenty of activity in the area.

Original post at 3:40 p.m.: San Andreas, CA — A three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 near the Highway 12 junction in the San Andreas area of Calaveras County has resulted in one person being ejected from the vehicle.

First responders are heading to the scene where the CHP is reporting that person is on the roadway and not moving. Two air ambulances have been called to the scene. The wreckage is blocking both lanes of the highway with officers directing traffic, as it is getting backed up. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible as there is plenty of activity in the area.

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