Thomas Browning Hospitalized after Shandon Vehicle Accident on Highway 46 near Center Street
The California Highway Patrol said Kirkpatrick was driving a vehicle westbound on the highway when she stopped her car in the slow lane with headlights off. A semi-truck driven by Browning tried to swerve to avoid hitting the Honda but stuck it.
Browning was seriously injured and airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
Kirkpatrick sustained minor injuries and was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of DUI described as major injuries.
No other details of the crash were immediately released.
The collision is still under investigation.