Three vehicle accident blocks Highway 50

Staff report

UPDATE: Highway 50 is now open.

The California Highway Patrol responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 50 near Camp Sacramento around 11 a.m. Friday. Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked while crews cleared the road.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown. At least two people sustained injuries and were transported by ground ambulance to Barton Memorial Hospital, said CHP officer Andrew Poyner.

At least one of the parties was under the influence of alcohol, Poyner said. It is unknown if it was the driver at fault at this time.

One car went over the edge of the roadway and about 10 feet down, Poyner said. One vehicle sustained severe front-end damage. And the other vehicle had rolled onto its roof.

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