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Cement truck in Buellton overturned on Highway 101 Wednesday morning

BUELLTON, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported an overturned cement truck on Highway 101 due to a traffic collision Wednesday morning.

Buellton CHP reported an initial call time of 9:14 a.m. and confirmed the solo vehicle crash of a cement mixer driven by a 77-year-old man who sustained major injuries in the incident after he lost control.

Santa Barbara County Fire personnel rescued the Lompoc resident after he became trapped in the vehicle following the crash.

The driver was later flown to Marian Medical Center at 10:30 a.m. and a pending investigation for the incident is ongoing, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

CHP detailed that the initial rollover happened on the Ave. of Flags offramp in Buellton but the vehicle later spilled cement onto Jonata Park Road.

CHP also detailed that they don't believe drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash but an investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

CHP said that the roadway is now open as of 2:33 p.m. but that drivers should still remain cautious along the path.

Those with more information on the crash are asked to contact the Buellton CHP office via phone at 805-691-6160.

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