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One person killed in Highway 50 crash near Kyburz

On person died Thursday afternoon in a head-on crash on Highway 50 in the Kyburz area.

The crash occurred about 2:20 p.m. near Riverton Road and involved a pickup truck and a sedan, said Officer Quinn Cuthbertson, California Highway Patrol spokesman.

One person was reported dead, but Cuthbertson said he did not know the number of other people involved in the crash or the severity of injuries.

No information on the circumstances of the crash was available. Cuthbertson said he did not know whether weather was a factor.

As of about 4 p.m., Highway 50 at Kyburz was closed in both directions. Cuthbertson said it was expected to open soon to one-way traffic.

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