Highway 46 closed following head on crash at Cholame Y

Crash may have sparked fire

CHOLAME, Calif. - A head on crash involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle closed California State Route 46 Monday evening.

The crash occurred at around 8:50 p.m. near the infamous Cholame Y where Highways 46 and 41 meet.

According to the California Highway Patrol log, the tractor trailer collided with the vehicle and went off the roadway, causing a fire. 

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo responded to the reported fire and Cal Trans shut down Highway 46 between Highway 41 and Highway 33.


It is unclear when the highway will re-open.

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