WEATHER »

Fatal Collision Temporarily Closes Northbound 101

Truck Hits CHP Officer, Nissan SUV


A stretch of the northbound Highway 101 between Emma Wood State Beach and the Seacliff community in Ventura County was closed for several hours yesterday evening following a fatal collision that left one driver dead and three hospitalized, including a CHP officer. According to a CHP press release, the officer had stopped the driver of a Nissan SUV when a Ford pickup with two occupants careened into the shoulder and collided with the Nissan, sending the CHP officer flying to the side of the road. Both vehicles burst into flames, killing the driver of the Nissan and leaving most of the lanes blocked with wreckage. Caltrans diverted all traffic while rescue crews cleared the debris and treated the wounded.

The identities of those involved in the collision have yet to be released. The CHP officer was airlifted to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment where he is currently listed as better than critical and stable.” The occupants of the Ford survived with minor injuries after being taken by ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital.

Adrian Castaneda is an Independent intern.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Dos Pueblos High School Stirs Political Pot

Senior-class picture features MAGA and LIBERALS!

Community Forum Provides Updates on Immigration Enforcement

About 9 percent of people in Santa Barbara County are undocumented.

Santa Barbara Launches Interactive Street Sweep Map

Users can identify dates, times, and routes for street sweeping by address and colored areas.

Santa Barbara Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Elephant

Sujatha passes away at 47 years old.

Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.