Fatal Traffic Collision in Santa Maria Valley

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Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
January 24, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau is releasing the name of the decedent from the vehicle accident on January 19, 2022, on Bonita School Road at Bonita Lateral Road. The decedent is 23-year-old Silverio Moreno of Santa Maria.

By edhat staff
January 19, 2022

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a fatal traffic collision in the Santa Maria Valley on Wednesday evening.

At 7:23 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Bonita School Road and Bonita Lateral Road for a reported single-vehicle rollover. County firefighters were joined by the Guadalupe Fire Department and discovered the sole occupant of the collision was deceased.

Heavy extrication was required and crews remained on the scene to assist with cleanup.

California Highway Patrol will be investigating this collision and conduct traffic restrictions in the area.

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