Chatsworth man died in collision between car and hay squeeze

The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of Friday afternoon's traffic accident on highway 166 as Mark Scott Allbecker, 49, of Chatsworth.

Allbecker was the driver of a Hyundai 4-door sedan that collided with a hay squeeze just over a mile south Elkhorn Grade Road.

The California Highway Patrol said Allbecker was northbound on Highway 166 snd was passing other traffic when he struck the hay squeeze head-on.

The other driver was not hurt.

The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. and the highway was closed or more than three hours, creating a massive traffic pileup in both directions.