On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, a head-on big rig collision killed one near Maricopa. The Kern County multi-vehicle crash happened southwest of Bakersfield, on Highway 166, at about 6:30 PM.
Donna Elizabeth Abney, 57, was driving on State Route 166, near Hwy 33. For an unknown reason, the blue sedan swerved into the opposite lane of traffic.
The automobile collided head-on with a semi truck, which then hit another car.
Abney suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The other two drivers were not hurt.
Investigation is needed to determine whether the vehicle malfunctioned and whether road conditions may have contributed to the accident.