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One person dies in multi-vehicle accident causes closure of Highway 25 Saturday night

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UPDATE: August, 23, 2021 12:15 p.m. California Highway Patrol announced one person died in the car crash on Highway 25 northbound and Flynn Road. According to the CHP collision report, the Mazda driver and a passenger in the Chevy were taken to Natividad Medical Center with major injuries. The other driver and passengers were also taken to Hazel Hawkins Hospital and Natividad Medical Center with moderate injuries.

PREVIOUS STORY: A multi-vehicle accident in San Benito County north of Hollister caused the closure of Highway 25 for a few hours Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a gray Mazda 3 was traveling northbound on State Route 25, just north of Flynn Road. The driver of the Mazda pulled to the shoulder to make a U-turn, and authorities say as the driver began to make that U-turn, a silver Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound broad-sided the Mazda 3.

CHP said the impact caused the Tahoe to travel into the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a Honda Accord.

At least six people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Both lanes of Highway 25 are open again.

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