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Six people sent to hospital following collision on Highway 65 near Lincoln

Six people were injured in a collision that backed up traffic on Highway 65 in the Lincoln area during the evening commute Monday.

CHP spokesman Officer David Martinez said the head-on crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. He said a Chevy Tahoe was southbound in the No. 1 lane when it collided with a Lincoln Town Car.

Martinez said investigators have not yet determined what direction the Lincoln was traveling.

The four occupants of the Chevy Tahoe were taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Lincoln, an older man, was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Citrus Heights with major injuries, Martinez said, and his passenger, a woman, was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The California Highway Patrol reports that the No. 1 lane of that southbound Highway 65 was blocked at Twelve Bridges Drive and traffic control was provided near the scene to help motorists get through the area. The CHP’s traffic incident website indicated the southbound lanes reopened about 5:30 p.m.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.