Aftermath of fatal head-on collision on Highway 101
Mike Clark

One person was killed Tuesday morning when a large flatbed truck towing a trailer and traveling northbound on Highway 101 crossed the center divider near Dos Pueblos Ranch and slammed head-on into a pickup truck driving the opposite direction.

Santa Barbara emergency personnel respond to fatal traffic accident on Highway 101 near Dos Pueblos Ranch.
Mike Clark

According to County Fire spokesperson Capt. David Sadecki, one person in the pickup was declared dead at the scene, and the other was transported to Cottage Hospital with moderate injuries. The flatbed driver received minor injuries but refused treatment, Sadecki said.

No names have been released, and the CHP has taken over the investigation. Calls to the CHP have not been returned.

The incident occurred at around 10:15 a.m., and southbound 101 has been closed since then, said Sadecki.


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