DUI Driver Arrested in Fatal Painted Cave Traffic Collision

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Update California Highway Patrol
12:30 p.m., April 10, 2020
 
Vehicle: 2005 Mazda 3
Driver: Brian W. Dul, 22 of Goleta - moderate injuries
Passenger: Cole DeBortoli, 21 of Santa Barbara - fatal injuries
 
Vehicle: 2015 Toyota 4-Runner
Driver: Mitchell Summer, 59 of Long Beach - minor injuries
Passenger: Kelly Summer, 52 of Long Beach - minor injuries
 

On 4/9/2020, at approximately 1758 hours, a fatal traffic collision occurred on State Route 154, east of San Marcos Road, involving a 2005 Mazda 3 and 2015 Toyota 4-Runner. The collision occurred when the Mazda, which had been traveling eastbound on SR-154, crossed over into the westbound lane of traffic, directly into the path of travel of the Toyota. The vehicles collided within the westbound lane.

Both occupants of the Toyota sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. The passenger of the Toyota, a 52-year-old female resident of Long Beach, was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Mazda, Mr. Brian Dul, a 22-year-old resident of Goleta, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The 21-year-old male passenger of the Mazda, Cole DeBortoli, sustained major injuries as a result of the collision. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, officers determined Mr. Dul as impaired at the time of the collision. Mr. Dul was placed under arrest for 23153(f)VC - Felony - DUI Drugs - Causing Injury.

The collision is still under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this collision, or the events leading up to it, please contact the CHP at 805-967-1234.


Update edhat staff
8:00 a.m., April 10, 2020

One of the four people who sustained injuries from this traffic collision passed away Thursday evening. The patient was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where they succumbed to their serious injuries. Their identity has yet to be released.

The "t-bone style" collision involved a blue Mazda sedan and a Toyota 4Runner. The fatality was a passenger in the Mazda sedan.

California Highway Patrol confirms the driver of the Mazda was arrested for suspected driving under the influence (DUI). The driver has been identified as 22-year-old Goleta resident Brian Dul. 

Any other information on this incident will be added as soon as it's available.


By edhat staff
7:00 p.m., April 9, 2020

Four people sustained injuries in a traffic collision on Highway 154 at Painted Cave Road Thursday evening.

At 6:03 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded with two ground ambulances to the scene. They discovered a "T-Bone" style collision where the front of one vehicle collided with the midsection of another vehicle.

Neither of the vehicles crashed over the roadway, but one person required extensive extrication. Fire crews determined there were four injuries, one with critical injuries, one with moderate injuries, and two minor injuries. All patients were transported the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by ground ambulance for treatment. 

California Highway Patrol is conducting traffic control in the area and will be leading the investigation into the cause of this collision.

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a-1590965291 Apr 10, 2020 01:31 PM
DUI Driver Arrested in Fatal Painted Cave Traffic Collision

Have they said it was alcohol related, or some other drug?? No matter how much people make Marijuana sound like a magical, medicinal substance, naaaa; it sometimes aids in people having accidents small and large.

Chip of SB Apr 10, 2020 08:53 AM
DUI Driver Arrested in Fatal Painted Cave Traffic Collision

Just take 101 if you can, especially when driving conditions are hazardous. Saving a few minutes is not worth the risk of driving 154. This highway is not adequate for modern traffic and needs to be improved.

a-1590965291 Apr 10, 2020 08:29 AM
DUI Driver Arrested in Fatal Painted Cave Traffic Collision

If you think the carnage is bad with COVID19 check the annual death on our highways from reckless driving and unintelligent driving. It's more, and its every year sending many more thousands to healthcare places with injuries not only life threatening but crippling for life! Older drivers die from injuries after treatment and are listed elsewhere. We need to alter our driving style now before more die. Kinda like washing your hands--but watching your feet on the pedal andn NOT getting distracted.

therealbebe Apr 10, 2020 07:03 AM
DUI Driver Arrested in Fatal Painted Cave Traffic Collision

Good point. The casino has been closed for a month now, as well as all of the wineries and tasting rooms. Accidents are indeed still there, though seem to be fewer (this can also be attributed to the drastic drop in driving in general).

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