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UPDATE: Two people killed in crash near Santa Maria

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 19:02:00-04

UPDATE (3: p.m.) -

According to an updated press release sent Saturday, the CHP three vehicles were involved in the incident.

Officers responded to a call with an ambulance on SR-166 west of Black Rd. Upon arrival of the scene, an officer noted there were two fatalities.

According to multiple witnesses, 20-year-old Miguel Preciadonava of Santa Maria, was driving in a 2004 Nissan 350Z at a high rate of speed along the eastbound right dirt shoulder of SR-166 west of Black Rd.

The front of Preciadonava's vehicle then struck the front of a second vehicle, a 2017 Nissan Altima, which resulted in a head on collision. This vehicle rolled over onto its roof and landed on the right dirt shoulder of westbound SR-166.

According to officials, the driver of this vehicle, 30-year-old Oscar Campos of Santa Maria, died at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman and two minors who were also in the Nissan Altima sustained moderate to major injuries. The minors were transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by helicopter.

After this first collision, Preciadonva continued east in the westbound lane and struck the left side of a third vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Preciadonva then continued to the dirt shoulder of eastbound SR-166 where he came to a stop, officers said.

The Chevrolet Cobalt was pushed to the westbound shoulder shoulder SR-166, where it also came to a rest east of the Nissan Altima. The driver of this vehicle, 28-year-old Nabor Ortizlopez of Santa Maria, sustained an abrasion to his right hand, according to the CHP.

Both Preciadonava and Campos were found in their respective vehicles and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision still remains under investigation.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Two people died Friday night in a crash on Highway 166 between Santa Maria and Guadalupe.

It happened at about 6 p.m. near the intersection with Black Road and involved two cars.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, three other people were hurt. One person suffered critical injuries and was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Two others had minor injuries.

Fire officials say significant extrication was required on both vehicles.

Law enforcement is investigating the cause of the crash.