Fatal Collision on Santa Barbara’s 154 Highway

Vehicle Accident- Hwy 154 near East Camino Cielo | Credit: Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire

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On Friday morning, Santa Barbara resident Oscar Pereyra drifted into the westbound lane of the 154 west of East Camino Cielo and collided with a 31-year-old resident of Arroyo Grande driving a Hyundai Sonata, injuring the driver, who died at the scene of the collision. Pereyra, a 61-year-old resident of Santa Barbara, was charged with a felony DUI, and transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of serious injuries acquired during the collision. California Highway Patrol encourages anyone with knowledge of the collision, or the events leading up to it, to call Officer Shannan Sams at (805) 967-1234.

Correction: This story was changed to note the CHP is investigating this incident, not the Sheriff’s Office.

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