CHP said woman drifted into oncoming traffic, collided head-on with van. Roadway now open


Highway 46 has been reopened after a deadly crash early Friday in San Luis Obispo County near the Kern County line.

Two people were killed and nine others injured in the five-vehicle accident at the "Cholame Y" where Highway 46 and Highway 41 merge.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported that California Highway Patrol officers said an eastbound vehicle drifted into the westbound lanes, clipped one vehicle and then collided head-on with a westbound van carrying farm laborers.

Both drivers were killed in the impact.

The injuries ranged from minor to major.

The crash blocked traffic for four hours and Highway 46 was closed to westbound traffic at Highway 33.