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Two injured after delivery truck, van crash on Highway 1 in Cambria

Cambria Highway 1 Accident
San Luis Obispo California Highway Patrol

CAMBRIA, Calif. - California Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 at Weymouth Street Monday morning that left two people injured.

Around 9:35 a.m., Jeffrey LaChance, 63, was driving his van westbound on Weymouth Street toward Highway 1. LaChance stopped at the stop sign in the intersection of Weymouth and Hwy 1 but failed to see an oncoming delivery truck.

The truck, driven by 35-year-old Rafael Garcia, was traveling south on Hwy 1. As Garcia approached the intersection of Weymouth, LaChance drove forward, across the northbound lanes and directly in front of Garcia.

At this time, the front end of the delivery truck driven by Garcia collided with the right side of LaChance's Ford van.

CHP said the crash moved both vehicles to the southwest side of the intersection where the van overturned, snapping a wooden power pole in half before coming to a rest on its roof.

LaChance was extricated from the van and transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with moderate to major injuries.

Garcia sustained minor injuries and drove himself to Twin Cities Community Hospital for treatment.

Highway 1 remained blocked by the downed power line for about 40 minutes. PG&E responded and cut the downed power lines.

The Cambria Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry helped CHP clean up the scene and move the vehicles.

CHP does not suspect alcohol or drugs were involved in this crash.

PG&E plans to repair the power line at a later date.

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