Identity Released in Fatal Highway 1 Collision
Update by California Highway Patrol
Vehicle 1: 2014 Honda driven by Linda L. Bailey, 72 of Lompoc, died at the scene
Vehicle 2: 2006 Chevy driven by Jose Tafoya, 46 of Oxnard, with passenger Jose Caudillo, 32 of Santa Barbara, no injuries reported
On 09/24/2018, at approximately 1420 hours, a fatal traffic collision occurred on State Route 1 near Mile Post Marker 11. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and American Medical Response ambulance company responded to the collision scene. A 2014 Honda Accord, driven by Linda Bailey of Lompoc, was traveling northbound on State Route 1. A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Mr. Tafoya of Santa Barbara, was traveling southbound on State Route 1. For an unknown reason, Ms. Bailey made an unsafe turning movement and drifted into the southbound lane of State Route 1 where her vehicle collided, head on, with the Chevrolet Silverado. As a result of the collision, Ms. Bailey succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by on-duty medical personnel. Mr. Tafoya and his passenger Mr. Caudillo did not report any injuries.
CHP issued a Sig Alert and State Route 1 was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, while CHP officers conducted the on-scene portion of this traffic collision investigation. The collision remains under investigation at this time.
The CHP is seeking any witnesses to the collision. Please contact Officer Rogers at CHP- Buellton (805) 688-5551.
Update by edhat staff
Highway 1 is closed in both directions following a fatal traffic collision near Jalama Road.
At 2:26 p.m. Monday, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded just south of Jalama Road outside Lompoc for a report of a two-vehicle collision.
On arrival, crews discovered a Honda Accord driven by a female, estimated to be in her 50's, was pronounced dead on arrival. It appears she lost control of her vehicle while traveling north, towards Lompoc, and struck a pickup truck, traveling south towards Santa Barbara.
The Accord ended up 15 feet over the side of the roadway. The male driver of the pickup truck was uninjured.
California Highway Patrol has closed the highway in both directions due to heavy debris on the roadway.
By an edhat reader
Fatal traffic collision on Highway 1, north of Jalama. At 2:21 PM today, a collision involving a gray sedan and a pick-up truck, with one 'black tag,' (11-44). CHP has closed Hwy from Lompoc to 101.