January 5, 2016

Semi Truck Crash in Santa Maria

On Tuesday afternoon, a jackknifed semi truck had traffic backed up on Highway 166 near Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened just east of Suey Creek Road at about 2:00 p.m. The truck was towing two trailers, and the truck driver said that the brakes locked up prior to the wreck. Initial reports indicate that the wreck may have happened when the driver tried to make a U-turn.

First responders and crews were on the scene. About 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the roadway. Thankfully, drivers were able to navigate around the jackknifed big rig. There’s no word on whether or not anybody was injured in the wreck. The cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with authorities.

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