CHP says pickup pulls in front of big rig, then third truck hits both and wreckage bursts into flames
One person was killed in a fiery crash on Highway 166 at Cerro Noroeste Road monday morning.
California Highway Patrol officers said a pickup pulled onto the roadway and into the path of a tractor-trailer going southbound and was struck broadside.
A second truck, this one carrying propane, was unable to avoid the crash and slammed into the wreckage.
A fire broke out, consuming the pickup and cabs of the trucks.?The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other two drivers escaped injury, firefighters said.
The identities of the people involved were not immediately available
The crash occurred about 9:20 a.m.
Highway 166 is expected to remain closed until mid afternoon.
The roadway is closed at Maricopa on the east and at the Highway 33-166 junction in Cuyama Valley.
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