According to reports, a motorist witnessed a vehicle going off the road in their rearview mirror and called 911 to report the incident. Upon arriving at the scene, the vehicle was found to be empty with no occupants.
Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue states a thorough search of the immediate area was conducted with thermal imaging equipment and night vision, suspecting the driver fled the scene.
The car will be removed in the daylight hours and investigation of the incident will be conducted by the California Highway Patrol.
Traffic was backed up for over an hour Tuesday evening as CHP alternated traffic from both east and westbound directions.
Update by edhat staff
Santa Barbara County emergency personnel are on Highway 154 investigating a vehicle that went off the roadway Tuesday.
At 9:25 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Search & Rescue, and California Highway Patrol responded just north of San Antonio Creek Road in the Windy Gap area for a report of a vehicle over the roadway.
Crews located where the vehicle is and are currently cutting through the brush to gain access to the vehicle.
Updates will be reported here as soon as they are available.
Does anybody know what all the sirens were about? I am by 101/154. Sounded like they were up and down the 101 though.