Semi-Truck Crash in Buellton
On Wednesday December 11th, a two-vehicle wreck involving a tractor trailer occurred in Buellton. First responders were swiftly at the scene of the crash which happened just after 2:00 p.m. KEYT News Channel Three reports that a wrong-way driver was on the northbound side of Highway 101 and Santa Rosa Road. They also report that sheriff’s deputies unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle. The wrong-way driver collided with a semi-truck. Luckily, the semi-truck driver veered off of the road to avoid being struck head on.
Law enforcement officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) had to divert all northbound traffic off the highway at Santa Rosa Road to investigate. At least one person suffered from moderate injuries and another sustained minor injuries. No information has been released on why the driver was headed the wrong way down Highway 101. Officials with the CHP are still investigating the wreck.