Scene of Three a single-vehicle crash early Sunday on Highway 101 south of Orcutt.
Three people were injured, one critically, in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday on Highway 101 south of Orcutt. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Three people were injured, one critically, in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday on Highway 101 south of Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Firefighters and other emergency personnel were dispatched shortly before 2 a.m. to the southbound highway just south of the Solomon Summit, said fire Capt. Scott Safechuck.

A Toyota Tundra had veered off the roadway, overturned and slammed into a tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A female occupant suffered major injuries, Safechuck said, but a CHP officer and a passer-by were able to extricate her from the pickup truck, which had caught fire.

The victim was taken by American Medical Response ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Her identity and details on her condition were not available.

Safechuck said two male occupants suffered minor injuries, but were able to get themselves out of the vehicle. One was taken to Marian for treatment.

The right-hand lane of the highway was shut down for a time after the wreck.

The crash was under investigation by the CHP.

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Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at tbolton@noozhawk.com.