Fatal Collision Closes Highway 101
California Highway Patrol is searching for a vehicle of interest in this fatal pedestrian collision.
Update by California Highway Patrol
Today at 2:12 A.M., a fatal collision occurred on US 101 S/B, south of Olive Mill Road. A pedestrian was laying within the #2 lane and was struck by an Infinity. The driver of the Infinity pulled over to check on the party and fled the scene. The driver was apprehended by Ventura CHP.
Traffic is backed up from Olive Mill Road to Carrillo Street. The #2 lane of the US-101 S/B at Olive Mill Road still remains closed. Hazardous materials clean up crews have been working for hours to clean the roadway to make it safe for vehicular traffic. We apologize for the traffic delays and recommend staying away from the area.
As of 2:00 p.m. Saturday, all southbound Highway 101 lanes are now open.
If anyone has any information regarding this fatal collision please contact the Santa Barbara CHP office at (805) 967-1234, Monday-Friday and ask for Officer Vazquez. Or call CHP Ventura Dispatch Center at 805-477-4174 please reference Log# 26 from 3/23/2019.
By edhat readers
Anyone know what is going on? I've been stuck on Cabrillo as a detour with hundreds of other cars for 30 minutes.
Does anyone have information about the accident in Montecito by south bound at San Ysidro? One of my daughters said it happened around 2 am but the highway was still shut at 9 am. Wonder if it still is.