SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – Two men died in a head-on collision that temporarily shut down Highway 1 near Nipomo early Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 2005 Dodge Ram was traveling southbound on Highway 1 approaching Winterhaven Way around 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday when the driver turned left onto Winterhaven, crossing the northbound lane directly in front of a 2007 Honda Civic that was traveling north.
"The drivers were unable to avoid a head-on collision," the CHP said.
Both of the drivers in the Honda Civic died in the accident, and the driver in the Dodge sustained minor injuries. The names and ages of both victims have not yet been released.
The accident blocked both lanes of Highway 1 at Willow Road and Winterhaven Way, temporarily closing the highway and causing large traffic back-ups.
News Channel 3-12 had a crew on the scene.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact San Luis Obispo CHP by calling 805-594-8700.