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Highway 1 reopens in Arroyo Grande after crash involving vehicle and motorcycle

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ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a domestic violence in progress in rural Arroyo Grande Thursday evening.

Deputies responded to the area around 7:45 p.m., but the male suspect had fled the scene prior to the deputies' arrival.

The sheriff's office said the suspect was seen driving near the victim's residence and deputies attempted to make a traffic stop.

The suspect fled in his car, however, and a pursuit ensued.

During the pursuit, the suspect crashed into a motorcycle. Not long after that, the suspect vehicle crashed again ― reportedly rolling over multiple times and catching on fire.

According to PulsePoint, the crash occurred around 7:55 p.m. at Willow Road and Conoco Phillips Refinery in Arroyo Grande.

The Sheriff's Office said that motorcyclist sustained moderate to serious non-life threatening injuries and the suspect sustained minor injuries from the crash. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 1 were temporarily closed while emergency personnel responded to the crash. The closure stretched from Winterhaven Way to the Phillips 66 Refinery access road or the 2400 block of the highway/Willow Road.

All lanes of Highway 1 are now reopened to traffic in both directions.

CHP is continuing to investigate the crash.

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