Fatal Traffic Collision Near Lompoc
Update by edhat staff
One person died and two are injured following a traffic collision near Lompoc on Friday evening.
Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a vehicle collision on Highway 1 at Santa Rosa Road around 6:20 p.m. Upon arrival crews discovered a head-on collision with three patients. One person was pronounced dead, the second sustained a critical injury, and the third sustained moderate injuries.
California Highway Patrol and CalStar helicopters also responded to the scene. Firefighters extracted the patients from their vehicles where the critically injured patient was transported to the Lompoc Airport and flown via CalStar to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. A second helicopter stayed in case the third patient's condition worsened.
CHP shut down the southbound lanes of Highway 1 at State Route 246 and the northbound lanes at Jalama Road. They were reopened before 8:00 p.m.
Head-on traffic collision on Highway 1 at Santa Rosa Road.