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Authorities release identities of two people killed in crash near Santa Maria

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who were killed in a crash on Highway 166 outside of Santa Maria last week.

Oscar Campos, 30, and Miguel Preciado Nava, 20, were killed in a three-car crash near the intersection of Highway 166/Main Street and Black Road. Both Campos and Preciado Nava were residents of Santa Maria.

California Highway Patrol said a 2004 Nissan driven by Preciado Nava was driving on the right dirt shoulder passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed. Preciado Nava's vehicle then lost control and collided head-on with 2017 Nissan Driven by Campos. A third vehicle was also caught in the crash, being hit on its side by Preciado Nava's Nissan.

Both Campos and Preciado Nava were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 3-year-old boy who was riding in Campos' vehicle was seriously injured, suffering a lacerated spleen and cuts to the face. A 6-year-old girl was also riding in Campos' car suffered injuries to her face and head.

Campos' third passenger and the driver of the third vehicle that was sideswiped suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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