A woman was airlifted to a Santa Barbara hospital Thursday afternoon after a head-on collision involving a big-rig and a sedan on Highway 166, a few miles west of New Cuyama.
About 12:45 p.m., crews were dispatched to the scene of the crash 50 miles east of Highway 101. Both lanes of Highway 166 were closed for a time but reopened about 1:45 p.m., according to emergency dispatch reports.
The female driver of the sedan had to be extracted from the vehicle. The big-rig driver was not injured, emergency dispatch reports said.
The big-rig reportedly had a full tanker of oil, but none spilled, authorities said.
The victim flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Details on her injuries and condition were not immediately available.