Articles Tagged With ‘Big Rig Trucks’




Another driver dies in crash on Highway 166

For the second time in a span of about 36 hours, a person died Tuesday in a crash on Highway 166. The accident was the fifth fatal collision on the highway since early September. Around 6:30 a.m., a Dodge van... (Continue reading)

Five semis collide, one dead on Highway 166

Five tractor trailer trucks collided on Highway 166 Tuesday morning, leaving one person dead, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The crash also left a big rig tipped over on the highway and caused fuel to spill. Around... (Continue reading)

Big-rig hits minivan on Highway 46, seven people injured

Five people suffered major injuries and two were airlifted to the hospital after a semi-truck collided with a minivan on Highway 46 Tuesday morning. One of the passengers in the minivan was ejected during the collision and another was partially... (Continue reading)

Crash north of Paso Robles kills at least one person

At least one person died in a crash on Highway 101 north of Paso Robles Tuesday morning. A Saab collided with a semi truck at around 4:50 a.m. near the Wellsona Road truck stop, according to the CHP. Authorities have... (Continue reading)

Another 400-pound bear killed on Highway 101

For the third consecutive month, a driver struck and killed a bear on a Central Coast highway. As with an April crash, a 400-pound black bear died on Highway 101. [KCOY] Around 5:50 a.m. Monday, a semi-truck collided with a... (Continue reading)

Eighteen wheeler catches fire, car does too

An 18-wheel tractor trailer caught fire at Pappy’s truck stop in Santa Maria early Tuesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The truck was carrying various berries, all of which were destroyed in the fire. The driver... (Continue reading)

Tanker crashes, spills fuel in Santa Barbara County

An 18-wheel oil tanker crashed, turned over and leaked fuel early Friday morning in Santa Barbara County on Highway 154 and Zaca Station Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The location is northwest of Los Olivos. KSBY... (Continue reading)

Salinas DMV employee traded drivers’ licenses for bribes

A Salinas DMV employee pled guilty Tuesday for her part in a conspiracy to sell class A commercial driver’s licenses to people who had not passed the required tests. Five other people, including two DMV employees, were charged in a... (Continue reading)

Driver in North County crash charged with manslaughter

A semi-truck driver who was involved in a Christmas eve crash that killed four people is accused of vehicular manslaughter, even though the driver with whom he collided was allegedly under the influence of drugs at the time. [Tribune] The... (Continue reading)

Big rig flips, falls into Arroyo Grande ditch

A semi-truck hauling two trailers packed with hay landed in an Arroyo Grande drainage ditch Tuesday night after flipping over and falling down a 20-foot embankment. [KSBY] The driver managed to extricate himself, even though the truck was wedged into... (Continue reading)