Pedestrian Identified in Fatal Highway 101 Collision
Update by edhat staff
July 13, 2021
Authorities have released the name of the woman killed while walking along Highway 101 early Sunday.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Coroner's Bureau has identified the decedent as 23-year-old Nicole Marie Harris of Temecula.
Around 12:50 a.m., Santa Barbara City firefighters responded to the northbound lanes of Highway 101 near Garden Street and discovered a vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Responders believed Harris and two other friends were from out of town and were attempting to run across the freeway to get to downtown Santa Barbara.
Harris was struck by a vehicle and her friends, who were unharmed, pulled her to the side of the road and began CPR. The driver also pulled over after the collision. When first responders arrived, Harris was declared dead on arrival.
California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
By Scanner Andrew
1:15 a.m., July 11, 2021
A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Hwy 101 northbound between Castillo and Garden.