Crash victim airlifted after fiery collision on Hwy 1 in Santa Cruz


The crash was reported at about 7:20 a.m. on Highway 1 at the Market Street overpass, according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.

Arriving firefighters found a minivan engulfed in flames and another vehicle overturned on its roof, the fire department said.

One person was flown to a trauma center by air ambulance, and a second victim was taken to a hospital via ground transportation, the fire department said.

The fire was extinguished and prevented from spreading to nearby vegetation.

Southbound Highway 1 was shut down for about 30 minutes while the roadway was cleared.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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