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Highway 154 Fatalities Identified

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 COMMENT 357193P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 05:33 PM

Very sad story- those of us who knew this couple are stunned. We can only think that they were trying to get the dog who was later found dead at the scene. That's the only reason they'd take such a risk; they were trying to help an animal! Both of these women have a tremendous connection to Santa Barbara and this affects MANY people in two large families. Please take a moment to think of this tragic loss at such a poignant time... RIP BARBARA AND SUSAN

 

 COMMENT 357209P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 06:56 PM

So very sorry to hear this. Condolences to their family and friends.

 

 COMMENT 357223P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 09:20 PM

My condolences. Paula Lopez had an extensive story as she knew the family. I don't understand why they were on the highway late at night trying to get their dog. Does anyone know?

 

 COMMENT 357226P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 10:25 PM

What a sad story!!!! Perhaps they had stopped because the dog needed a stop and then the little dog slipped the leash and darted onto the roadway? Who wouldn't try to rescue a loved pet! Sympathies to the families and friends....

 

 LOUWHO? helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 10:29 PM

Noozhawk has an article. So sad http://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_news_loose_do
g_led_to_womens_deaths_of_highway_154/

 

 COMMENT 357209P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 10:51 PM

I am not in any way trying to lessen the loss of these two women and their dog, but pulled over near the Golf Course to "relieve" themselves? They weren't that far from a proper place to "relieve" themselves. It does not make any sense what so ever, and from what I have heard and read these were two women with common sense. So sad and tragic, especially at this time of the year. May they Rest In Peace.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-12-24 11:43 PM

Very Sad story again it reminds me of the homeless womans death down here near Milpas..

 

 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

2012-12-25 06:27 AM

I don't see here anywhere here suggesting the women stopped to "relieve themselves" (where did that come from?). Seems more likely the dog had to stop. RIP to these ladies, condolences to their families.

 

 COMMENT 357223P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-25 07:35 AM

Flicka, the Noozhawk story says the women pulled over to relieve themselves and then the dog jumped out.

 

 COMMENT 357258 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-25 08:44 AM

Seems the story IS that the women pilled over to relieve ghemselves - several reports have included this detail now. I don't understand how anyone can know this detail! Were there witnesses to them doing that? Does not seem likely on a dark road surely? I wonder if it's supposition. It DOES make sense: they stop, exit car, dog escapes, they folow... They died trying to rescue their beloved dog. This is so sad. RIP Barbara and Sara

 

 COMMENT 357277 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-25 09:35 AM

To answer the question about how is it known that the women pulled over to relieve themselves, I'm going to guess that there was evidence of this--clothing in disarray, evidence by the road... What better place than to pullover at a dark spot by the road where no one would see them, right? Sometimes when nature calls, it's hard to ignore... So sad this accident happened right before Christmas.

 

 COMMENT 357308 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-25 12:05 PM

Roger i thought the same thing. Such an intense scene.

 

 COMMENT 357383P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-26 12:13 AM

There was the man near La Conchita RR tracks, trying to rescue his dog, and now this terrible tragedy.

My condolences to the families and loved ones. What freakish way to meet one's fate.

There's something to be said for training your dog to stay put until you give the "release" command. And training your dog to have a good "recall."

My sympathies go out to the drivers who did and didn't stay put after colliding with these two ladies and their dog. What a horrible occurrence----for everyone.

 

 COMMENT 357397 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-26 07:25 AM

So sad. Bad place, bad timing, bad idea. Dogs run away from owners often. Be aware next time you take your dog for a ride. Keep his leash on inside the car. Could make recapture much easier.
This tragedy will happen again. Be aware. Remember.

 

 COMMENT 357423 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-26 10:03 AM

That was in bad taste lol sheesh!!

 

 COMMENT 357448 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-26 01:50 PM

According to the Noozhawk article, two drivers did stop at the scene, but one did leave the scene and continued to the Chumash Casino.

 

 COMMENT 357872 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-28 12:47 PM

The two deceased women were coming from the casino, and the felony hot and run driver was headed there.
Sure glad the Valley has the casino, it brings so much joy and happiness to the patrons and addicts who frequent the place.

 

 COMMENT 362782 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-12 10:11 AM

For more information, these women had meth in their systems. Check the KEYT story labeled: Drugs Linked to Double Fatal Crash
Toxicology tests show victims were under the influence dated Jan. 10 2013.

"The Santa Barbara County Coroners Bureau says Barbara Romero of Lompoc had methamphetamine and methadone in her system.

They also found codeine, morphine, and methadone in the testing on Santa Barbara resident Sara Ornelas."

 

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