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3 Hurt in Fiery Crash on SR-78 near Santa Ysabel

SR-78 was initially closed in both directions and a medical helicopter was requested.

Three people were injured when two cars collided Tuesday along State Route 78 just west of the junction with State Route 79.

The head-on crash happened just before 8 a.m. near Dudley's Bakery.

A Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on SR-78 when it crossed the double yellow line, according to California Highway Patrol officers.

The Altima crashed head-on into a BMW traveling westbound.

The BMW burst into flames, according to the CHP.

A 27-year-old man from Ridgecrest, California was driving the BMW. He was airlifted to UCSD Medical center with what was described by CHP as life-threatening injuries.

His passenger, a 20-year-old Julian woman, was driven to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Altima, described by CHP as a 45-year-old Julian woman was also injured and taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

One person was trapped in a fiery crash along State Route 78 in Santa Ysabel.

California Highway Patrol officers and Cal Fire crews responded to find a major injury accident with one car on fire.

SR-78 was closed in both directions and a medical helicopter was requested.

As of 9:30 a.m., there was one-way traffic in the area.

No other information was immediately available.

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