One victim suffered major injuries in Sunday night crash west of New Cuyama

Three people were injured in a head-on collision between two pickups on Highway 166 west of New Cuyama Sunday evening.

One of the victims was in critical condition with multiple injuries

The California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported that a Chevrolet pickup was eastbound on Highway 166 in the area of Spanish Ranch, about 15 miles west of New Cuyama, when the 27-year-old male driver, whose name was not released, allowed his truck to drift into the westbound lanes while in a gradual curve and collided with the left front of a Dodge pickup driven by Richard Dwayne Terrell, 62, of Bakersfield.

The crash caused Terrell's pickup to overturn.
The Chevrolet pickup remained upright, but the driver was pinned in the wreckage with major injuries and had to be extricated by firefighters.

He suffered brain injuries, multiple fractures and a lacerated liver, according to the CHP.

Terrell escaped with a complaint of pain and his passenger, Kimberly Doris Terrell, 54, suffered a broken knee.

All three were taken by ground ambulance to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria.

The crash occurred about 6:40 p.m. and the weather was cloudy and rainy at the time, the CHP said.

Highway 166 was blocked for about two hours.

He suffered brain injuries, multiple fractures and a lacerated liver, according to the CHP.

Terrell escaped with a complaint of pain and his passenger, Kimberly Doris Terrell, 54, suffered a broken knee.

All three were taken by ground ambulance to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria.

The crash occurred about 6:40 p.m. and the weather was cloudy and rainy at the time, the CHP said.
Several hours after the crash, the CHP's website indicated that the accident was a fatality but the is no further information immediately available.

Highway 166 was blocked for about two hours.