A Goleta Man Is Detained After A Fatal Accident Close To Gaviota

A Goleta Man Is Detained After A Fatal Accident Close To Gaviota

The California Highway Patrol has named the victims Lompoc residents Dorothyann Guthrie, 20, and Jenna Causby, 19. According to CHP, they were struck and murdered by a wrong-way driver. According to police, Causby attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the Ford C-Max behind him. Still, the driver of that car also swerved, causing a collision that resulted in both vehicles catching fire.

Kyle Nelson, 22, of Goleta, was identified as the other driver. When he jumped double yellow lines to pass slower-moving traffic, he was allegedly travelling at a speed of about 80 mph, according to the police. His severe wounds were treated at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

According to CHP, Nelson was detained on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. According to police, Nelson’s charges are pending the results of toxicological tests. According to CHP, a Ford C-Max was travelling south on Highway 1 when the driver began to pass another vehicle by moving into the northbound lane.

A northbound Chevy Malibu drove into the #2 lane to avoid hitting the Ford. Additionally, swerving into that lane, the Ford struck the other vehicle. On impact, two 20-year-olds died, while one other person was hurt. Officers arrived to find both cars wholly engulfed in flames.

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While authorities cleared the incident site, Highway 1 was shut down. Highway 1 traffic has finally resumed in both ways, CHP officials told KSBY. CHP is looking into the crash. At this point, it is unclear if alcohol or narcotics were used.

According to CHP, a Ford C-Max was travelling south on Highway 1 when the driver began to pass another vehicle by moving into the northbound lane. A northbound Chevy Malibu drove into the #2 lane to avoid hitting the Ford. Additionally, swerving into that lane, the Ford struck the other vehicle.

On impact, two 20-year-olds died, while one other person was hurt. Officers arrived to find both cars wholly engulfed in flames. While authorities cleared the incident site, Highway 1 was shut down. Highway 1 traffic has finally resumed in both ways, CHP officials told KSBY.

CHP is looking into the crash. At this point, it is unclear if alcohol or narcotics were used. The Highway 1 entry on Highway 246 in Lompoc is shut down, CHP Buelton informed KSBY. According to Caltrans, traffic has also decreased on Highway 1, so use caution if you’re coming from 101. Highway 1’s southbound lanes are being diverted to Highway 246.

Early on Friday morning, a violent head-on collision in Gaviota claimed the lives of two persons and injured another. According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, it occurred around 4:10 a.m. on Highway 1, about a mile west of Highway 101.

Fire officials provided scant specifics but reported that two individuals had died and another had been hurt. Although authorities have not yet confirmed whether the roadway is open, CHP reports that at least one ramp along Highway 101 has been closed. This is a developing story; we’ll keep you informed as new details are learned.