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KERN COUNTY: Fatal Crash State Route 166 Maricopa Highway; Jacob Johnson Hurt

 )KERN COUNTY: Fatal Crash State Route 166 Maricopa Highway (Jan. 22)Kenny Robbins Killed; Jacob Johnson, 25, Hurt in Crash into Big Rig Truck

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2019) —Kenny Robbins, 47, of Maricopa, died early Tuesday morning in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer truck that was making a U-turn on Highway 166, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 4:45 a.m. when a driver in a pickup truck crashed into a trailer belonging to the semi-truck trailer that was blocking all lanes of the highway. The crash took place between Basic School Road and Old River on Highway 166.

The Maricopa man driving the pickup truck died on impact. His passenger, identified as Jacob Johnson, 25, of Taft, was transported by ambulance to KMC with minor to moderate injuries.

Witnesses told authorities that roughly 15 to 20 minutes before the accident, the westbound semi-tractor trailer truck was making a U-turn when one of the vehicle’s air hoses on its trailer became disconnected. The truck’s trailer locked its breaks as part of a safety precaution. This left the massive truck sitting across all traffic lanes. The truck driver got out of his cab and was putting out reflective triangles and orange cones to deflect traffic towards the shoulder of the roadway.

The pickup truck driver did not see the driver putting out the traffic cones and crashed into the trailer.

The CHP has not filed charges against the truck driver at this point as they stated he was making a legal U-turn and the vehicle was stopped.

This tragic collision remains under police investigation.

Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of the man who died and our prayers to Jacob Johnson in hopes of a full recovery. 

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CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT

Incident: 00038 Type: Fatality Location: 15846-16037 Sr166 Loc Desc: 2-3 JEO BASIC SCHOOL Lat/Lon: 35.058685 -119.162769
Detail Information
7:24 AM 17 [48] 117-S2 JIMS ETA 11
7:24 AM 16 [47] 117-S2 CONT JIMS FOR ETA
6:55 AM 15 [44] 117-S2 REQ ETA FOR DEVONS
6:34 AM 14 [43] 117-S2 ADV SHOULDER IS OPEN AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO AROUND THE SCENE
6:30 AM 13 [41] 1039 JIMS 661-832-7080 OWNERS REQ FOR KVS
6:28 AM 12 [40] 1039 DEVONS 661-746-4622
6:04 AM 11 [35] CORONER OFFICE UNABLE TO ADV ETA / ADV THEY ARE ENRT ONLY
5:55 AM 10 [32] [Notification] [CHP]-CT COPIES LN 31 [Shared]
5:53 AM 9 [31] 117-S2 TRAFFIC FLOWING THROUGH RHS
5:49 AM 8 [30] S2 SCALES SGT ADV UNIT ENRT AT 0600, ATT TO GET RHS OPEN
5:22 AM 7 [24] TMC TASKED LN 23
5:21 AM 6 [23] 506C SHUT DOWN AT BASIC SCHOOL and OLD RIVER EB and WB , WILL NEED DETOUR SEMI 1125 1/2 LNS
5:17 AM 5 [21] 1039 TMC
5:17 AM 4 [20] 506C NOTIFY CT OF PARTIAL CLOSURE
4:55 AM 3 [15] 1039 ECC
4:50 AM 2 [7] BOTH LNS 1125
4:50 AM 1 [5] VEHS 1125
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