Five Big Rigs Crash On SR166 in Santa Barbara County
Five Big Rigs Crash On SR166 in Santa Barbara County – One truck driver was killed in a massive 5 truck Big Rig accident yesterday on a remote stretch of the California Highway 166. The tractor-trailer crash ejected the driver from his cab, and he landed in a dirt field near the deserted highway. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. He was deceased before the California Highway Patrol Officers arrived at the crash scene.
Highway 166 is a long stretch of state highway in central California, and connects the Central Coast to San Joaquin Valley. It is a major route frequented by big rig trucks. The pile up occurred at 7:30 a.m. near Alisos Canyon Road. The identity of the deceased accident victim was quickly released by Santa Barbara County Traffic Investigators with the Fire Department as Elias Garcia, a 45 yr old truck driver from Bakersfield.
Four other truck drivers were involved in the big rig accident, but were not reported as injured.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m., Santa Barbara County Fire officials responded to a report of a five tractor-trailer crash on Highway 166 east of Alisos Canyon Road. When they arrived, they began their traffic accident investigation upon finding a mess of overturned tractor trailers. It was concluded that the victim was driving in the eastbound lane of SR 166 in his newer Peterbilt rig when he crossed into the oncoming lanes and stuck three trucks driving in the westbound lane. The speed that he was driving is unknown. The crash caused the fuel tank to rupture, causing a fire that was extinguished quickly by County Fire. SR 166 was shut down in both directions as Hazmat and CalTrans crews cleaned up the fuel spill.
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