Victim Identified in Fatal Collision on Shoreline Drive
Update by the Santa Barbara Police Department
December 13, 2021
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
December 11, 2021
On December 11, 2021, just after midnight, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communication Center received a report of a serious traffic collision involving a single vehicle that collided with a large palm tree in the 700 block of Shoreline Drive. Multiple Officers, Harbor Patrol Officers, Fire Department personnel, and AMR Paramedics responded to the scene.
A silver Toyota pick-up truck appeared to have veered off the roadway striking the tree. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and had to be extricated by Santa Barbara City Fire Department utilizing specialized equipment. The driver of the vehicle and a passenger were transported by ambulance to Cottage Hospital Emergency Room for medical treatment. The passenger of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt and suffered severe injuries.
Approximately three hours after the collision, the 27-year-old male driver died, succumbing to his injuries sustained during the accident.
The Critical Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate this fatal collision further. The exact cause of the collision is unknown at this time. It is not known if alcohol or drugs played any role.
The name of the deceased male driver is being withheld pending notification of family. There is no other information available for release currently.
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