On February 29, 2016, a 25-year-old Bakersfield man died of blunt force trauma after an accident happened on Highway 166 west of Rockfront Ranch Monday morning.

According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the mans name has not yet been released.

The unnamed driver was traveling westbound on Highway 166 and passing a big rig a a high rate of speed. As he passed a truck, the driver lost control of his vehicle. He over-corrected to the right, veered off both lanes and off the north shoulder of the highway.

According to CHP, The vehicle traveled down a steep embankment where it rolled over coming to rest on its roof in the Cuyama river bed.

CHP is invetigating the collision and no word has come as of yet if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.

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