Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

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Update by edhat staff

A vehicle crashed off of a cliff in the 6800 block of Del Playa in Isla Vista on Saturday night.

At 11:07 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded with two engines, one truck, and a Batallion Chief for a vehicle approximately 30-40 feet over a cliff. 

Upon investigation and a search of the area, there was no patient found near the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered on Sunday morning.

Scanner Andrew reported a suspect fled the scene and was later detained by law enforcement, as heard on emergency scanner traffic. However, the Sheriff's Office has yet to release any information on this event.

The incident is under investigation.


Vehicle recovered from the scene on Sunday (Photo by Glen N.)


By Scanner Andrew
11:28 p.m., May 15, 2021

A vehicle went over the cliff into the ocean on Del Playa leading to a foot pursuit

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Rypert Johnson May 17, 2021 12:47 PM
Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

Looks like this was what we call here in Isla Vista an "oot" which stands for out of towner. This past weekend there were quite a few parties, lots of oots roaming around, this clown was most likely 1 of them.
I hope they throw the book at this idiot, doing doughnuts and stuff on a nature preserve, deserves the worst the law can throw his way.

a-1621217856 May 16, 2021 07:17 PM
Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

I did really stupid stuff as a teen (over it by college years) but sheesh... These people or the driver, if no passengers, are so lucky to be alive!! Hope this has some effect on them.

Bodyboarder73 May 16, 2021 07:16 AM
Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

Probably the same guy that swerved at me in a fit of rage that night because I was driving the speed limit in my work truck on the night shift. I'm curious to see the vehicle too.

Bodyboarder73 May 16, 2021 04:02 PM
Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

KEYT3 has a partial article on this, but they have pix of the vehicle now. It was a small charcoal grey compact car. Looks like some Ford model.

ScannerAndrew May 15, 2021 11:31 PM
Vehicle Crashes Over Isla Vista Cliff

Description of the subject is a white male with no shoes, long white socks, red long sleeve shirt, long blonde hair, cuts on legs, covered in water

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