WEATHER »

Teen Arrested For Fatal Rollover Crash

Santa Ynez Woman Killed Saturday Evening


A 19-year-old Santa Ynez woman was killed Saturday evening when she was ejected from the bed of a truck that flipped over on Ballard Canyon Road, about three miles north of Solvang. The 16-year-old male driver was traveling northbound at an unknown speed near Calk Hill Road when he somehow lost control, overturning the 2003 Toyota Tacoma. Three passengers in the truck’s bed were thrown out, including the deceased victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two suffered moderate injuries, as did the three people in the cab, who were all wearing seat belts. The CHP arrested the driver, but declined to release his name or what he has been charged with. The name of the victim was also withheld.

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:

Hundreds Protest Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Another demonstration is planned for June 30 in De La Guerra Plaza.

Goleta Mayor and Council Salaries to Go to the Ballot

Voters asked to consider higher salaries to bring greater diversity to city government.

New Libertarian Group Seeks Major Redistricting Shakeup

Reason in Government is seeking to create an independent committee.

S.B. Attorney Gets Convicted Killer Off Death Row

Robert Lewis Jr. was deemed too intellectually disabled.

Public Trashes Hollister Ranch Deal

The California Coastal Conservancy received over 600 angry letters.