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Fatal Accident Closes Hwy 154
updated: Dec 06, 2013, 8:33 AM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

Update from CHP on Friday at 12:45 pm:
FATAL COLLISION SR-154
(CHP—SANTA BARBARA)
A fatal Traffic collision occurred on SR-154 eastbound, just west of San Antonio Creek Road at approximately 5:30 a.m. The collision involved a Toyota Sedan, which struck the embankment adjacent the dirt shoulder north of the roadway. California Highway Patrol Officers, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies, and Santa Barbara County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene. A Santa Barbara County Fire Paramedic confirmed the driver, the only occupant in the Toyota, was deceased on scene. The vehicle was facing westbound in the eastbound lanes. Both lanes of SR-154 were closed for approximately three hours to investigate the collision. The name of the occupant cannot be released because notifications have not been made to the family. This will be an ongoing investigation.

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UPDATE 8:50 am: Highway 154 is now open

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HWY 154 Closed at Cathedral Oaks and Old San Marcos Pass Due To Solo Vehicle Accident

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Source: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

At 5:35am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a single vehicle accident, located on Highway 154, north of San Antonio Creek Road.

SBC FD responded two engines, a HazMat Unit and a battalion chief to the scene. SBCFD was assisted by Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, American Medical Response and Cal Trans. First arriving firefighters found a single vehicle accident with one person inside the vehicle. Firefighters tried to revive the person but were unsuccessful. Firefighters found evidence at the scene to suggest the possibility of a hazardous material. Six firefighters were potentially exposed. HazMat team personnel were able to determine that no hazardous materials were present. Highway 154 was closed in both directions. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the CHP. Details regarding the presence of the potential hazardous materials should be directed to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

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City Hazmat and Engine 2 are responding to Hwy 154 at Painted Cave. (12/07/13)
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