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  • Lost Hills woman was victim in Highway 33 fatal

  • She lost control of her car, collided with hydrocrane
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  • A Lost Hills woman was the victim of Wednesday's crash on Highway 33 west of Taft.
    The name of the woman, aged 21, has not been released.
    The California Highway Patrol said the victim was northbound on Highway 33 south of Arnold avenue in Derby Acres when her car drifted to the right shoulder for unknown reasons.
    The CHP said she re-entered the traffic lane, then turned sharply right, causing her vehicle to go into a broad slide and into the path of a southbound hydrocrane.
    The truck driver didn't have a chance to break before striking the driver's side of the victim's Nissan.
    The woman died at the scene.
    The truck driver was not injured, according to the CHP.
    He was identified as Thomas Davis, 52, of Taft.

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