SUV pulled into path of victim's car
(Story has been updated to include names of one driver and two injured)
A Santa Maria man was killed when an SUV pulled out in front of the car he was driving on Highway 166 at Hudson Ranch Road (Cerro Noroeste) Monday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The victim, identified only as a 65-year-old man, was northbound on the highway at about 1 p.m. at about 55 miles per hour when a Chevy Tahoe, driven by 37-year-oldMa Hurtado, also from Santa Maria, pulled into his path, CHP officer Adam Taylor said.
The woman, who was not identified, was westbound and had stopped at the stop sign at the highway before making the a left turn directly in the path of the Honda Acura driven by the victim.
Two passengers in the Acura, Melissa Robbibs, 42, and Hannah Inocencio. 12 suffered moderate injuries and were taken to Bakersfield hospitals for treatment.
The driver of the Tahoe and five passengers, including two juveniles, all escaped injury, Taylor said.
The names of the passengers have not been released.