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By Renee Nordstrand on July 16, 2013

An Orange County woman is dead after a flatbed truck crossed the median on Highway 101 near Goleta and crashed head-on into her pickup truck. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is still investigating why the accident happened. reports that the 2008 International Durastar flatbed truck was traveling north on Highway 101 and was hauling agricultural containers for Greenheart Farms when the accident occurred. The driver of the flatbed truck claimed that the brakes on the truck locked up, which caused him to veer into the southbound lanes of Highway 101. The CHP has not confirmed that as the cause of the devastating head-on crash.

The 64-year-old Brea woman who was driving the southbound 2007 Ford pickup died at the scene. Her 68-year-old husband suffered serious injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage hospital. There is no current report as to his condition at this time.

The 51-year-old Santa Maria man who was driving the flatbed truck suffered only minor injuries and refused treatment.

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