Fatal Crash Near Los Olivos
On Monday, a fatal crash happened on Highway 154 near Los Olivos. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened sometime around 11:30 a.m., just west of Zaca Station Road. For currently unknown reasons, the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger truck lost control of his vehicle and entered into a counter-clockwise spin. The truck crossed the double yellow lines and collided head on with a 2015 Ford F750 passenger bus.
The driver of the Ford Ranger, 52-year-old Simon Ruiz, died in the crash. The bus driver was only transporting one passenger at the time of the crash, and neither of them was transported to the hospital for treatment. The cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with law enforcement officials. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. sends their deepest condolences to Ruiz’s family members and friends.