Fatal Crash Involving Big Rig Hauling Celery on Highway 1 in Santa Maria
SANTA MARIA, CA (October 4, 2019) – One person was killed following a three-vehicle crash Friday noon on Highway 1 in Santa Maria, CHP officials said.
The crash happened around 12:00 p.m. near the Rancho Maria Golf Course, just south of Black Road.
According to the CHP, a Rancho Harvest Farms big rig hauling celery was heading northbound on the highway when a gray Toyota sedan pulled out of the golf course, directly into the front of it.
The big rig driver swerved to avoid the crash, but unsuccessful and the two vehicles collided. The impact caused the big rig to overturn, spilling crates of celery along the roadway.
A white Volkswagen Jetta heading southbound was unable to avoid the crash and flipped over in a nearby ditch.
As a result of the crash, the unidentified driver of the big rig died at the scene. He was not wearing his seat belt.
The other two drivers, both Santa Maria residents, were uninjured, according to CHP.
Drugs or alcohol are not suspected factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
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