Jogger Killed in Santa Ynez
updated: Dec 27, 2013, 12:44 PM
Location: Refugio Road at Deer Trail Lane
Weather: Clear, cool, dark
Pedestrian: Male, 45 years old, resident of Santa Ynez, traveling North, fatal injury taken to Santa Ynez
Driver: Grace Cota, Female, 89 years old, resident of Solvang, traveling East driving a 2005 Ford, no arrest.
On 12/27/2013, at approximately 0636 hours, party #2, Grace Cota, was driving a 2005 Ford mini-van
east bound on Deer Trail Lane, stopped at the intersection of Refugio Road. Party #1, a 45 year old Santa
Ynez resident, was jogging north bound on Refugio Road in the vicinity of Deer Trail Lane, when, for
reasons still under investigation, he was struck by the Ford as both entered the intersection. Party #1 was
transported to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 0703 hours.
Intoxication does not appear to be a factor to this collision. The identification of party #1 is pending
notification of next of kin.
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