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SANTA MARIA: Fatal Head-on Crash on Highway 166; Big Rig Driver, 57, Injured

santa maria fatal gravel truck crash highway 166SANTA MARIA (October 25, 2016)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly head-on crash took place Tuesday morning on Highway 166 also known as Cuyama Highway near Tepusquet Road.

At roughly 6:30 a.m., the driver of a big rig hauling gravel and van were the involved vehicles.

Authorities affirmed that the driver of the van was headed westbound and crossed into eastbound lanes to pass a vehicle before crashing head-on with the big rig.

The driver of the van suffered fatal injuries and  remains unidentified.

CHP officials did not identify the gravel truck by name but did say he was a 57-year-old man of Bakersfield suffered moderately serious injuries and was taken to Marian Regional Med Center.

The van’s driver will be held accountable for triggering the collision as the highway remained shut down while spilled gravel and wreckage were cleared off the road.


The Johnson Attorneys Group has been trusted by thousands of people who have been involved in injury car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. We understand the difficulties that accident victims face following a vehicle crash.  Our experienced Kern County and Santa Barbara County personal injury accident lawyers have witnessed first-hand the impact that devastating injuries can have on an individual and their family members. Do not hesitate and call us today for a free consultation for your personal injury case at 800-235-6801. 

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