Articles Tagged With ‘Highway 166’




Three vehicles collide on Highway 166, several hospitalized

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A three-car collision on Highway 166 northeast of Santa Maria on Monday resulted in several individuals being driven and airlifted to the hospital.  Shortly before 12:50 p.m., a black truck collided with a white truck in the... (Continue reading)

Driver dies after truck plunges off cliff, into river northeast of Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The driver of a pickup truck died after driving off Highway 166 northeast of Santa Maria Monday morning and plunging about 300 feet into the Cuyama River.  Shortly after 8 a.m., the pickup truck went off the... (Continue reading)

Person killed in head-on collision on Highway 166

An oil tanker collided head on with a pickup early Wednesday morning on Highway 166 in Santa Barbara County, killing one person and resulting in a road closure. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the tanker and the truck... (Continue reading)

Truck catches fire on Highway 166, blaze spreads into brush

A commercial vehicle caught on fire Monday morning on Highway 166, which then sparked a brush fire east of Santa Maria, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 a.m., the vehicle, which appears to be a large... (Continue reading)

Front Fire scorches 1,000 acres

A wildfire that broke out Sunday near Highway 166 and the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County line has burned more than 1,000 acres. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., the Front Fire was spotted in the Rock... (Continue reading)

Multiple Central Coast fires and car crashes

A vehicle plunged about 200 feet off Highway 166 east of Santa Maria Friday morning. Rescue workers then found a dead body in the wreckage. The crash occurred around 7 a.m. near Rock Front Ranch. It is unclear what caused... (Continue reading)

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)

Motorcyclist killed in SLO County crash

A motorcyclist clocked at 150 mph Sunday evening on Highway 166 in southern San Luis Obispo County drove off the roadway, tumbled down an embankment and died. The biker, a 31-year-old Seaside man, was headed eastbound on a 2008 Kawasaki... (Continue reading)

Person killed in head-on crash on Highway 166

One person died following a head-on collision on Highway 166 in northern Santa Barbara County Sunday evening. The accident was the third fatal collision on Highway 166 in the last month and a half. [Tribune] At approximately 6:40 p.m., the... (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)