Last week, there was a fatal crash on Highway 101 in Santa Mara. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened near Main Street just after 11:30 a.m. Although very few details have been released about this fatal crash, we do know that one person was killed. Initial reports indicate that a white Chevy pickup truck was driving erratically and possibly involved in various collisions prior to the wreck that killed the driver.
For currently unknown reasons, the pickup truck struck a center divider, ran off of the roadway and came to rest against a fence. The pickup truck was quickly engulfed in flames. Rescue attempts were unsuccessful due to the intensity of the fire. The cause of this crash is still under investigation with the California Highway Patrol.