Crash reportedly involved a Ford Escape and a Ford Explorer
As reported in The Tribune News, there were three reported deaths after a head-on car collision on Sunday afternoon on Highway 166 near New Cuyama.
The accident involved a Ford Escape and a Ford Explorer at about 4:15 p.m. just east of Bell Drive, reported Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni.
According to the story, the Ford Escape was headed westbound when it veered across the double-yellow lines and came directly into the Ford Explorer’s path.
As a result, the two vehicles crashed and three total occupants were declared dead at the scene as the result of major blunt-force trauma, sources said.
The Ford Explorer was driven by a 54-year-old Bakersfield woman along with her passenger, a 61-year-old man from Citrus Heights. In the Ford Escape, a 19-year-old Santa Maria driver perished in the crash, reported the news article.
The three victims’ names were all withheld pending the notification of their families.
Furthermore, it is reported by the CHP that it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
Currently, the crash is under the investigation by the California Highway Patrol, and further details will be reported later, after the investigation has concluded.
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