One Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 1

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One Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 1
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One person has died in a head-on vehicle collision on Highway 1 outside Lompoc Friday morning.

At 5:56 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters, CalStar helicopter, AMR ambulance, and California Highway Patrol (CHP), responded to Highway 1 for a traffic collision. The incident took place about 5 miles in from Highway 101. 

Upon arrival, crews found a head-on collision involving two sedans. One sedan rolled off the road approximately 50 feet down with three occupants trapped inside. Major extrication was required to remove all the occupants of the vehicle. They all complained of major injuries and two were transported via helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, one via ground ambulance, reports Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni. 

The single occupant of the sedan that remained on the roadway was declared dead on arrival. All victims are estimated to be in their 30's, reports Zaniboni.

The roadway was completely blocked for a helicopter landing and removal of all victims.

CHP is the lead investigator of this incident.

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behm.jason@gmail Apr 22, 2018 08:59 AM
One Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 1

icw Been driving this section of SR1 for 3 decades and the #1 lane by San JulianRanch is very dangerous with no left turning lanes ... traffic can come to an abrupt stop hear while everyone is speeding around #2 lane travelers in a hurry to nowhere...

Potif Apr 21, 2018 08:51 PM
One Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 1

Probably not a factor, since the vehicle which crossed over the double yellow lines was in the north bound lame. In area that it occurred, he was probably heading north-west. Away from the sunrise.

Factotum Apr 21, 2018 08:59 AM
One Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 1

Lompoc, you may want to reconsider your current city policies that have turned you into the county's leading recreational drug tourism haven. The rest of us promise to stay off your roads and not go anywhere near you now.

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