The CHP is investigating this morning’s fatal crash on SR 166 that killed a 47-year-old Maricopa man.Officer Adam Taylor says it happened around 4:50am when a vacuum truck got stuck as the driver was making a legal U turn. “An eastbound, 2014 Ram pickup failed to see the driver in the road, failed to see the truck blocking the road until it was too late to avoid a collision, colliding into the side of the big rig trailer.” A 22-year-old man in the pickup, Jacob Johnson of Taft, had moderate injuries and taken to Kern Medical, Taylor says the air brake lines on the big rig became disconnected, which caused the brakes to lock up.

Suzanne Grant