Rollover Traffic Accident Results in One Fatality
Update by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)
On June 10, 2019 at approximately 12:56 A.M., a major injury traffic collision occurred on US-101 southbound, north of Los Carneros Road. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and American Medical Response Ambulance Company responded to the collision scene.
A male driver was traveling southbound in a black Chevrolet Silverado within the #1 lane. For an undetermined reason, the vehicle drifted to the left, striking the guard rail. The driver turned right and into the #2 lane, over corrected to the left and lost control. The vehicle collided with the guard rail a second time causing it to roll over an unknown number of times. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining major injuries. The driver succumbed to his injuries at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
US-101, at the aforementioned location has two traffic lanes. Traffic was light, and all lanes of traffic were blocked for approximately 2 hours during the collision investigation and clean up. During this time, traffic was diverted off the freeway on the Los Carneros Road off ramp and then immediately back onto the freeway via the on ramp. It is unknown at this time if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. The collision is currently under investigation.
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By edhat staff
A single vehicle rollover traffic collision took place on Highway 101 southbound between Los Carneros and Fairview early Monday.
Around 2:45 a.m., one male motorist was ejected and transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital via ground ambulance with major injuries.
California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.