On Tuesday night, two people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Tepusquet Road, just east of Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened at approximately 9:00 p.m., but the wreckage wasn’t discovered until about 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Initial reports indicate that a Ford Mustang was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a culvert.
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and get to the roadside, about 200 feet away from the wreckage. The passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. That person was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The driver was also transported to a local hospital. There has been no word on the extent of their injuries or on their current conditions. This wreck is still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.