Fatal Santa Ynez Valley Crash
Early Wednesday morning, a woman was killed and another person was injured in a crash in Santa Ynez Valley. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at about 2:15 a.m., north of Highway 246 on Ballard Canyon Road. For currently unknown reasons, a 1992 Lexus veered off of the roadway and hit a tree.
The driver, a 19-year-old woman, was killed in the crash. Her passenger, 22-year-old Jacob Edwards of Los Olives, was rushed to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. The cause of this crash is still under investigation with the California Highway Patrol. According to initial reports, drugs or alcohol did not immediately appear to be factors is this crash.