Three people were injured in a collision Sunday evening on Highway 166 about 40 miles east of Santa Maria, according to a CHP news release.
About 6:40 p.m., a 27-year-old man was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on Highway 166, while Richard Dwayne Terrell, 62, of Bakersfield, was driving westbound in a 2007 Dodge pickup.
The driver of the Chevrolet was navigating a gradual left curve in the roadway when his truck partially entered the westbound lane and hit the left front of the oncoming Dodge, the news release said.
After the impact, the Chevrolet came to rest on its wheels in the westbound lane facing in a northwesterly direction. The Dodge overturned onto its right side and stopped on the dirt shoulder north of the roadway facing in a westerly direction, the news release said.
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The man in the Chevrolet required extrication from medical personnel prior to transport to Marian Regional Medical Center; he suffered major injuries including bleeding on the brain, a lacerated liver and multiple broken bones, according to the news release. His name has not been released.
The driver of the Dodge, Richard Terrell, suffered minor injuries, and a passenger, Kimberly Doris Terrell, 54, of Bakersfield, suffered a broken left knee, the news release said.
Richard Terrell was listed in fair condition Monday morning and was still at Marian Regional Medical Center, said Abel Del Valle, marketing manager within the marketing and communications department at Dignity Health, which includes the Marian Regional Medical Center. Kimberly Terrell was listed in good condition and had been released from the hospital, Del Valle said.
The CHP initially reported that the crash had resulted in a fatality, but that could not be confirmed Monday.