Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Cabrillo Boulevard [Santa Barbara, CA]

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Cabrillo Boulevard [Santa Barbara, CA]

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Cabrillo Boulevard [Santa Barbara, CA]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck after Santa Barbara on Cabrillo Boulevard

SANTA BARBARA, CA (December 19, 2019) – A pedestrian was fatally struck on the 600 block of East Cabrillo Boulevard on Monday, December 16.
Police said a man allegedly darted into the road from between two large vans. Then a white Ford van moved at around 30 MPH on East Cabrillo Boulevard struck him. The impact knocked his body some distance away from the initial impact site.
Santa Barbara Fire and Paramedics arrived at the crash site at 5:17 p.m. They performed life-saving techniques on the pedestrian. Then they transported him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The victim died after arriving at the hospital. Officials described the victim as a Latino male in his 60’s. The Coroner’s Bureau had not yet released his identity.
The driver was the sole occupant in the car during the time of the crash. Police released his name as Silvestre Chavez, 60, of Montecito. He remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Officers do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the incident.

Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

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