Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Vehicle on Highway 101 near La Cumbre Road
SANTA BARBARA, CA (December 24, 2019) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Friday, December 20.
The crash happened just north of the La Cumbre Road exit around 6:15 p.m.
According to Santa Barbara Police, the victim walked northbound on the freeway while the cars drove southbound. CHP stated that a vehicle struck the victim in the middle of the slow lane.
The reporting party drove a dark grey Toyota Camry. They reportedly had their windshield caved in. However, they said they did not know what they hit.
The Santa Barbara Police Department said they have not determined the number of occupants in the vehicle. No one inside the car sustained injuries.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office called the coroner to the scene. They pronounced the victim dead just before 7 p.m.
CHP shut down the southbound lanes during their on-scene investigation.
We would like to express our deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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