A woman was critically injured early Monday when her car collided with a gasoline tanker truck on Highway 101 near Los Alamos, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. in the southbound highway lanes near Alisos Canyon Road, said fire Capt. Scott Safechuck.
Her name and details on her condition were not available.
“The (gasoline) tank wasn’t breached,” Safechuck told Noozhawk, “but the truck was damaged beyond drivability.”
Another tanker truck was brought in to remove the load of gasoline.
The truck driver, whose name was not released, was not hurt, Safechuck said.
One highway lane was closed for a time in the area of the crash, which was under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.