CHP officer hurt in crash near Buellton

It was raining at the time of the collision

BUELLTON, Calif. - A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital after suffering minor injuries in a crash Tuesday morning.

According to a CHP traffic collision report, Officer A. Hrehor, 42, was driving his CHP Crown Victoria patrol car southbound on U.S. Highway 101 just north of state Route 1 when he lost control of the car.

The Crown Victoria slid off the roadway where it struck a tree causing it to spin around and come to rest against a second tree.

The officer is expected to recover from his injuries. The collision report notes that it was raining at the time of the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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