Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Fatal crash closes Highway 166

  • Highway reopened at 10:45 a.m. after collision in Cuyama Valley
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  • Highway 166 is open again after being closed by a fatal accident for nearly 3 hours Saturday morning.
    Few details are available, but, according to the California Highway Patrol's website, a heavy duty pickup and sedan collided head-on on Highway 166 near Kirschenmann Road in the Cuyama Valley at 8 a.m.
    That location is just east of where the highway crosses the Cuyama River near the townsite of Cuyama
    One person, a male, was airlifted from the scene to Kern Medical Center.
    The roadway was reopened to traffic at 10:45 a.m.
    Check Taftmidwaydriller.com for more information as it becomes available
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