BYRON -- One person was seriously injured and three more suffered more moderate injuries in a head-on, hit-and-run collision on the Byron Highway near Holey Road on Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.
The collision at 5:42 p.m. involved a black SUV and a silver vehicle, either a Honda or a Dodge, the CHP said.
The drivers of the SUV fled the scene after the crash, the CHP said.
One of the injured persons was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with critical injuries, the CHP said. Additional details weren't immediately available.
The Byron Highway was reopened around 7:40 p.m. after the CHP monitored traffic in both directions in the aftermath of the wreck.
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