Major wreck on Highway 166 slows traffic for evening commuters

One person airlifted to Cottage Hospital

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A major-injury accident on State Route 166 slowed traffic Thursday night.

According to California Highway Patrol, it happened just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday near Cable Corral Road between Santa Maria and New Cuyama.

Multiple vehicles were involved and one person was airlifted to Cottage Hospital with serious injuries.

State Route 166 is already seeing an uptick in traffic following the closure on Highway 101 due to deadly mudslides in Montecito.


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