Four Fatalities in Two Hwy. 101 Accidents Southbound Lanes Shut Wednesday Early morning

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[Update: Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.] Caltrans announced the southbound 101 by way of Gaviota has reopened. The northbound 101 is down to one particular lane at the second. Condition Route 154 across the San Marcos Go continues to be closed. Caltrans advises suspending journey by way of Santa Barbara County […]

[Update: Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.] Caltrans announced the southbound 101 by way of Gaviota has reopened. The northbound 101 is down to one particular lane at the second. Condition Route 154 across the San Marcos Go continues to be closed. Caltrans advises suspending journey by way of Santa Barbara County or considering alternate routes.


[Update: Aug. 25, 10:15 a.m.]  The Goleta business office of the California Highway Patrol launched info about the two accidents this early morning.

At 2:10 a.m., on the northbound 101 near “Signal Oil,” aka Eagle Canyon Highway, the driver of a 2016 Hyundai collided with a second vehicle in the slow lane, Officer Jonathan Gutierrez noted. The second auto remaining the scene, headed north on the highway. The Hyundai swerved on to the correct shoulder and landed concerning the freeway lanes. The driver, as nevertheless unidentified, was pronounced lifeless at the scene by AMR paramedics.

About 8 minutes later on, a Volkswagen headed northbound on the 101 went more than the dirt middle divider, crashing into a Ford Expedition headed southbound. The drivers of the two autos died at the scene a passenger in the Expedition was also pronounced dead at the scene. Fires broke out, and CHP website traffic incident data signifies the license plate of the Volkswagen, stated to be a silver Jetta, melted and was unreadable.

Autos are seemingly attempting to use Old San Marcos Road to head in excess of the mountains, and the CHP is turning again everything more than 30 ft very long. Previous San Marcos Street has pretty sharp turns as it switchbacks up the mountain.

The CHP requests that any one with data relevant to these incidents call them at (805) 967-1234. The CHP business office is open up Monday via Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The southbound 101 is envisioned to reopen by noon nowadays.


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[Update: Aug. 25, 9:50 a.m.]  To this morning’s closure of the southbound 101 is the new closure of Point out Route 154 thanks to a sedan pinned beneath a communications truck as of about 9 a.m. 1 person is currently being extricated from that accident and is in vital situation, Santa Barbara County Fire studies. Two extra victims are being taken to Cottage Healthcare facility with insignificant injuries.

Caltrans at this time has no time estimate for when the 154, or San Marcos Move, will reopen. Motorists traveling by Santa Barbara County are encouraged to leave the 101 at Point out Route 166 in Santa Maria, Condition Route 33 through Ojai, and Interstate 5 to vacation from north to south.

The southbound lanes of the 101 continue to be closed with an additional report of a motor vehicle caught when its underside obtained hung up when the driver tried using to change close to. A tow truck has been called.


[Update: Aug. 25, 8:40 a.m.]  4 persons died in two different mishaps on the 101 freeway by means of southern Santa Barbara County early Wednesday morning. A person incident close to Winchester Canyon happened at all around 2:14 a.m., and a person human being died. The second accident in close proximity to El Capitan and Dos Pueblos Canyon Highway associated multiple cars, and 3 persons were being killed.

The incidents shut the 101 totally for about 6 several hours, and the northbound lanes reopened at all around 8:30 a.m. The southbound lanes continue to be shut by means of Gaviota.

County Fireplace responded to the two incidents to put out fires and to extricate victims from the autos. It is unclear how a lot of automobiles have been included in both incident, but at least two ended up on fire at Dos Pueblos after a head-on collision.


[Original Story] Caltrans reported around 7:30 a.m. that the 101 shut at Naples owing to a multi-motor vehicle accident. Targeted visitors is stopped and diverted starting at Winchester Canyon Highway in the south and Dos Pueblos Canyon Street to the north.

At the moment, the southbound lane is predicted to open up at midday, with no info readily available on the northbound lanes.


This is a creating tale. Examine again for supplemental details as they turn into out there.



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