Late Sunday night, a one-vehicle crash sent five people to the hospital. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened at the Milpas Street roundabout near Highway 101. Very little information has been released about this apparent drunk driving crash, but initial reports indicate that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the roundabout. Additionally, this collision may have been preceded by a hit-and-run crash.

At least three of the people inside of the vehicle at the time of the crash suffered from major injuries, and they were all transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. The driver, who was on probation for a DUI conviction, was arrested, and a portion of the roadway had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene.

 

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