Fatal Crash on Highway 101
On Sunday night, a one-car rollover crash on Highway 101 took the life of a Santa Maria woman. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lane of Highway 101, south of Orcutt, near the top of the Solomon Grade. The driver of a Chevrolet SUV lost control of the car and it rolled over, ejecting passenger 32-year-old Lindsey Marie Swallom. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver, 41-year-old Raymond A. Fear II was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. After being released, he was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and charged with one count of gross vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated.