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Two Dead, Several Hurt Following Six Vehicle Crash On Central Coast; DUI Suspected

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
Two dead, several injured following multi-vehicle crash on Central Coast Thursday morning

Two people are dead, and more than a half dozen injured after a big rig slammed into some vehicles at a Central Coast intersection. The crash happened just before 6:30 Thursday morning, at the intersection of Highway 135 and Union Valley Parkway in Orcutt.

CHP investigators say a tractor-trailer rig approached the intersection and for some reason slammed into five vehicles, turning onto its side.

Two people in one of the vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene, and several other suffered minor injuries. The driver of the truck was arrested on a DUI charge.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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