Jun 2, 2010 6:06 PM by Kristen Oato

Santa Maria man dies in Highway 154 accident

Michael Highberger, 81, from Santa Maria, died at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 154 Wednesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Highberger stopped at the intersection of Hwy. 154 and Hwy. 246, then failed to yield to a second vehicle travelling through the intersection.

The second vehicle, a Ford F-250, driven by Jay Webb, 45, from Sacramento, hit the left side of Highberger's Toyota Camry. Highberger died at the scene of the crash. Webb was treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the CHP and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

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