Fatal Traffic Collision Near Padaro Lane
Update by California Highway Patrol
May 3, 2021
On April 30, 2021, at approximately 6:35 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on U.S. 101 Northbound, north of North Padaro Lane. The sole occupant and driver, a 58 year old resident of Goleta, was driving a 2016 Nissan Altima when the collision occurred. The driver was traveling within the #1 lane when, for reasons unknown at this time, she allowed the Nissan to drift to the right in a northeasterly direction across all northbound traffic lanes and off of the paved portion of the roadway. The Nissan continued to the right across the dirt shoulder and the front of it collided into a tree. The driver sustained major injuries as a result of the collision and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
By Roger the Scanner Guy
6:48 p.m., April 30, 2021
Fatal traffic collision on Highway 101 northbound at Padaro, a vehicle crashed into a tree.