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2 Suffer Major Injuries in Single-Vehicle Crash on Vandenberg Air Force Base

Early morning wreck on Santa Lucia Canyon Road sparked fire that spread to nearby brush

Two people suffered major injuries Sunday in a crash on Santa Lucia Canyon Road on Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Two people suffered major injuries Sunday in a crash on Santa Lucia Canyon Road on Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Vandenberg Fire Department photo)

Two people reportedly suffered major injuries early Sunday when a vehicle struck a tree and caught on fire, igniting nearby brush on Vandenberg Air Force Base property.

The incident occurred at about 3:10 a.m. on Santa Lucia Canyon Road off Highway 1.

The road between Highway 1 and the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex is open to the public.

Two Vandenberg Fire Department engines, a rescue unit and two chief officers from the base responded to the incident, along with members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron.

The major-injury accident was being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, a dispatcher said Sunday.

“We just assisted and then the whole thing was turned over to the California Highway Patrol,” said Larry Hill, a 30th Space Wing spokesman.

Two victims were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries, a CHP dispatcher said.

Additional details, including the victims’ names, ages and hometowns, were not available Sunday evening.

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