Fatal 246 Collision Kills One, Injures Another Elderly Woman
Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
October 6, 2022
The Coroner's Bureau is releasing the name of the decedent from the fatal traffic crash on 10/5/22 on State Route 246 west of Skytt Mesa Drive.
The decedent is 73-year-old Linda McIntyre of San Juan Bautista, California.
Update by the edhat staff
October 5, 2022
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is now reporting the driver of the Honda CRV, a 73-year-old woman from San Juan Bautista, has passed away.
The passenger, a 73-year-old woman from Duarte, was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with moderate injuries.
Stephen Waldman, 71 of Buellton, allegedly made an unsafe U-turn in his Honda Accord. The CRV was following behind Waldman and after the U-turn the left front of the Accord struck the right rear of the CRV causing it to crash into an oak tree.
The below story includes the original report from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
By the edhat staff
October 5, 2022
Three elderly women sustained injuries after two vehicles collided on Highway 246 near Solvang on Wednesday.
At 1:04 p.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the area about a half mile west of Solvang. They discovered two vehicles involved in a collision, a Honda CRV and a sedan.
The Honda had collided with a tree and injured two occupants. When crews arrived, a bystander was perfoming CPR on the the driver of the Honda, an elderly female, who was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance. The passenger, also an elderly female, sustained moderate injuries and was transported by the second ambulance, according to Captain Scott Safechuck
In the sedan, an elderly female driver sustained minor injuries.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.