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One killed after construction excavator falls onto vehicle near Nipomo


NIPOMO, Calif. -- One driver was killed after a construction excavator fell onto their car in Nipomo on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 4:12 p.m., CHP responded to a traffic incident involving a semi-truck on Highway 101 northbound at the Willow Road off-ramp in Nipomo.

CAL Fire and CHP responded to the scene and found that an excavator rolled off of the semi-truck on the side of Highway 101 northbound and fell onto a driving car exiting on the Willow Road off-ramp.

Three cars were involved.

One driver died in the collision.

Caltrans issued a SigAlert in the area closing the number 2 lane on Highway 101 northbound from Tefft to Willow.

Caltrans warns drivers to expect major delays in the area.

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