Michael Liu Killed, Oscar Pereyra Arrested after DUI Accident on Highway 154 [Santa Barbara, CA]

Michael Liu Killed, Oscar Pereyra Arrested after DUI Accident on Highway 154 [Santa Barbara, CA]

Michael Liu Killed, Oscar Pereyra Arrested after DUI Accident on Highway 154 [Santa Barbara, CA]

31-Year-Old Michael Kai Liu Dies after Head-On DUI Crash

SANTA BARBARA, CA (June 5, 2020) – Authorities identified 31-year-old Michael Kai Liu of Arroyo Grande as the man killed in a head-on crash on Highway 154, Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 10:44 AM. A Toyota pickup truck, driven by 61-year-old Oscar Pereyra of Santa Barbara, crossed the double yellow lines on Highway 154. Then, it collided head-on with a Hyundai Sonata, driven by Liu, near West Camino Cielo.
The impact of the crash caused the Toyota to roll over before coming to rest on its roof.
Emergency crews pronounced Liu dead at the scene. After extrication, Pereyra was rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with major injuries.
Authorities later arrested Pereyra on suspicion of felony DUI.
CHP continues to investigate the fatal crash. Anyone with information about the collision should call CHP Officer Shannan Sams at (805) 967-1234 as soon as possible. Authorities will release additional details once they become available.

The Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Michael Kai Liu. We wish them strength and comfort during this trying time.

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