Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on 101
On Friday afternoon, one person was killed and two people were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on Highway 101, near Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at about 12:50 p.m. on the Santa Maria River Bridge. Apparently, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck entered the roadway going the wrong direction at the Broadway Southbound exit.
The truck collided with a Ford Fiesta, and one of the vehicles burst into flames. The Silverado also had a camper in the bed. A trapped victim had to be extricated. The driver of the pickup truck died on the scene, and two people inside of the Fiesta had to be airlifted to the hospital for treatment of major injuries.
At this time, the crash is still under investigation with law enforcement authorities, and we don’t know the conditions of the injured victims.