Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
4:30 p.m., February 7, 2019

Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Goleta Traffic Collision

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 6, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the City of Goleta. The collision, involving a white Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and a blue Honda CRV occurred at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Stow Canyon Road. The Honda was northbound on Fairview Avenue and the Kawasaki was eastbound on Stow Canyon Road when both vehicles entered the intersection and collided. 

The rider of the Kawasaki motorcycle has been identified as 25-year-old Ulises Carrillo of Goleta. Following the collision, Carrillo was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. His next of kin has been notified.

The Honda was driven by a 34-year-old female resident of Goleta. She was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigating deputies.

The Santa Barbar a Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is investigating this collision to determine its cause and whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Deputy Rockwell Ellis at 805-961-7518, or send him an email at rme4608@sbsheriff.org. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to http://www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html.

The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
4:28 p.m., February 6, 2019

Vehicle vs motorcyclist in front of the Goleta Library, 500 Block of North Fairview.

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Shasta Guy Feb 08, 2019 05:36 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

This seems like the worst ever cyber rubbernecking. A young man tragically loses his life leaving friends and family behind. A woman now has to live with the memory of a fatal accident. Let it all rest and instead pray for all involved.

Potif Feb 08, 2019 11:32 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

11:11 - And, there is a woman who has to live with all the 'what if's', no matter who was at fault. A vast majority of the people here have great amounts of sympathy for both of the people involved, and their families. There are just a lot of questions, and even more likely, because a motorcycle was involved. It is normal to want to know why someone died, no matter how old a person is. Hopefully, we will get answers to all the questions.

a-1563584327 Feb 08, 2019 11:11 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

About time you grew up. Why don't you all have some sympathy. A young man is dead gone. Leave it!

Abc109 Feb 08, 2019 12:06 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

Wait, let me get this straight. Somebody here took the time to poke around online using the tragically deceased name, in the name of "facts" and "public information." Yet this same somebody posts anonymously. Why? Do you feel that your own privacy is more valuable than another's? Come on, spill it. Give us YOUR name, and we'll see what random "facts" we can post for the general public to consume. Hypocrite.

a-1563584327 Feb 08, 2019 12:26 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

A googooggle search for ABC109 came back with an ammeter gauge for a tractor....so now we all know you are a non-luminous threaded terminal type with a 2" diameter hole and stainless steel bezel. You have been exposed...

a-1563584327 Feb 08, 2019 10:31 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

It's definitely NOT the time to be posting anything about warrants or any other alleged activities. Please think of who may be reading this before you post. Whether it's a "fact" or not, it's irrelevant at this time and in this venue. Have a heart, people.

d8vanilla Feb 08, 2019 09:48 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

@Bird - they usually will release details, AFTER they do their investigation. That being said, I'm like you, and would love to get all the details ASAP..... Details might help others to think about their own driving habits.

Potif Feb 08, 2019 11:23 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

TAGDES - Thanks. I did just look at the Noozhawk photo, and do understand what you see in it. A friend was riding by on his bicycle, and said that the motorcycle looked like it was "in 50 pieces." That there was debris from it all over the area. I would still like to see a picture of the front of the car as well. I do hope that a final report is sent out, so we can know what really happened, since we obviously only have information about parts of the incident. And, we are all curious to know how it happened. My heart still goes out to the people and families of those involved.

tagdes Feb 08, 2019 08:19 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

If you look at the photo on Noozhawk that does not appear to be the case as the bike only moved back a couple of feet from the CHP painted impact point and the debris field is concentrated in the immediate area and the rear of the bike is still intact. Had she hit the plastic sport fairing it would have spread over a much larger area and not still mostly attached to the bike.

Potif Feb 08, 2019 04:35 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

TAGDES (this is a repeat post, but...) Not necessarily. The photo doesn't show the front of the car. The motorcycle could have been hit on the front wheel by the front of the car, and spun around to hit the side and the door. I once hit a deer on the Pass that had suddenly jumped off an embankment. Fortunately for us both, it slid across the hood, got caught by the antenna, and was spun around hitting the front, and back door according to the massive dents in them. I could see him in my rear view mirror, walking off. He could have easily come through my windshield. We were both very lucky. Except for losing my antenna, and the dents, and his bruises... we both could have died.

tagdes Feb 08, 2019 12:13 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

From what they have already stated....her being N-bnd on Faiview and him E-bnd on Stow Canyon where a stop is required and from the photo he failed to yield and crashed into the side of her. How and why, we'll have to wait for.

Bird Feb 08, 2019 09:16 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

What would be helpful after these severe vehicle accidents would be a follow-up report as to what happened, that is, how/why the accident occurred. It just might deter other drivers from careless driving. (I am not saying this accident was caused by careless driving!)

Luvaduck Feb 08, 2019 07:42 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

Garnering information fights ignorance and is neutral in regard to information content. Stating a fact is not "speaking ill". Choices & actions testify either way. Over time, their repetition become reputation. Whether this young man would have done better or worse is moot and a reason why early death is so sad. How his family feels and what they knew/permitted/discouraged doesn't enter into it.

Lina24 Feb 08, 2019 11:44 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

How would you feel if your loved one was just killed and someone posted a negative fact about them online? Nobody is perfect and everybody has something negative in their life. To have some stranger take the time to research your past when you are tragically killed and post online the most negative thing they can find about you is beyond the pale . It's rude, insensitive, mean, and low class. Despicable. It's just not the the time or place for it. My prayers for his family.

a-1563584327 Feb 08, 2019 06:11 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

They are just stating a fact. Someone losing their life is a sad fact too. Hoping his family can make peace with it, as well as the driver that was also involved in the crash, I can only imagine how distraught she's been.

a-1563584327 Feb 07, 2019 10:08 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

Please! Do not speak ill of some young man when he has just died. Think of all his family and friends who are so distraught. It is not the time. He didn't and now never will have his day in court so why even research and post this stuff? Could you please explain so I and others can understand the need for trashing the dead? Even if it is true it adds nothing.

Potif Feb 07, 2019 09:45 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

It happens to everyone, at least once in their life here! Often it is just trolls, or people with a difference of opinion. Don't take it personally.

a-1563584327 Feb 07, 2019 05:48 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

How sad that his life ended so tragically. He had his whole life in front of him, and will not be able to fulfill his dreams and aspirations. That intersection is horrible, and I hope they will finally put a set of signals there.

Luvaduck Feb 07, 2019 01:30 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

How did this happen? Anyone know? (I'm NOT asking, 'who's to blame,' because "whether the pot hits the dish or the dish hits the pot, it's bad for the dish," and I've seen people pull in front of on-coming traffic both getting into and out of that and many, many other parking lots without any thought at all.

Potif Feb 08, 2019 04:29 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

Not necessarily. The photo doesn't show the front of the car. The motorcycle could have been hit on the front wheel by the front of the car, and spun around to hit the side and the door. I once hit a deer on the Pass that had suddenly jumped off an embankment. Fortunately for us both, it slid across the hood, got caught by the antenna, and was spun around hitting the front, and back door according to the massive dents in them. I could see him in my rear view mirror, walking off. He could have easily come through my windshield. We were both very lucky. Except for losing my antenna, and the dents, and his bruises... we both could have died.

jqb Feb 08, 2019 07:09 AM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

What parking lot? The motorcycle was on Stowe Canyon Rd (which has a stop sign). The Honda was on Fairview (and had the right of way, though it may have been speeding).

Potif Feb 06, 2019 06:49 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

:( A friend saw the motorcycle shortly ofter the incident, and said he would be surprised if the rider made it.

a-1563584327 Feb 06, 2019 06:17 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

You cannot drive down Fairview from Cathedral Oaks....cannot cross over Fairvew using Stow Canyon...a real mess.

Roger Feb 06, 2019 04:53 PM
Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Goleta

Blocking Southbound traffic now...I think it's all closed up in front of the Goleta Library there so avoid the area..

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