Victim Identified in Fatal Vehicle Rollover Near Los Alamos

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Update by Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
March 24, 2022

The Coroner’s Bureau is releasing the name of the decedent from the vehicle accident on 101 near Palmer Road on March 18, 2022.

The decedent is 19-year-old Vincent Bruce Becerra from Lompoc.


Update by edhat staff
March 18, 2022

One person has died in a vehicle rollover near Los Alamos Friday night.

After 7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to Highway 101 northbound, north of Palmer Road. 

Crews arrived and discovered the male driver of a vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead on arrival.

They determined the vehicle he was driving went up an embankment and overturned. Due to the speed of the car, there was a large debris field and traffic restrictions.

The identity of the driver has not been released. The cause of the collision is under investigation.


By JB86
March 18, 2022

At 7:29 pm CHP logged a call of a vehicle rollover near Palmer Road south of Santa Maria. First unit on the scene was SBSD and reported one 11-44 at 7:33. A witness stated the vehicle was at extreme high speed prior to the collision, up to 120 mph in the opinion of the witness. According to County Fire it was a single-occupant who was ejected from the vehicle.

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gizmo1 Mar 19, 2022 04:15 AM
Victim Identified in Fatal Vehicle Rollover Near Los Alamos

They should have all drivers go through driver’s training again and not on a donkey and strict enforcement on all traffic infractions and this wouldn’t happen every four hours in Santa Maria it will save millions in Cal star helicopter medical flights simple solution

tagdes Mar 19, 2022 11:29 AM
Victim Identified in Fatal Vehicle Rollover Near Los Alamos

Surf bum is correct and in regards for Calstar transports for vehicle accidents as they are on call just like AMR. They were ready yesterday during the post I had for what ended up being vehicle fire only. First in or witnesses determine whether they need to lift off. County copters are next in for accidents for various reasons. Calstar was showing as ready on both of these calls.

surfbum Mar 19, 2022 09:50 AM
Victim Identified in Fatal Vehicle Rollover Near Los Alamos

A rollover accompanied by ejection at 120mph would most likely preclude a helicopter response. However, drivers training that includes sobering images of an incident such as this one would save lives and money.

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