Head-On Accident on Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma Leaves 1 Dead
LAKE CACHUMA, CA (March 26, 2021) – One person was killed and another one was injured early Thursday morning after a head-on accident on Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma.
According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the accident happened around 3:55 a.m., March 25. Responding crews found two vehicles with heavy damage.
Preliminary investigation indicated that a Toyota was heading westbound when the driver made an unsafe turning movement. The vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes and collided into a Dodge.
As a result of the collision, the Toyota’s driver died at the scene. Authorities only described him as a 39-year-old Ventura man.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Dodge, 34-year-old Ernest Gilbert of Santa Barbara, sustained a lower extremity trauma. Paramedics transported him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in critical condition.
The CHP said it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, which remained under investigation.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Officer Keith Rogers in the Buellton CHP office at 805.688.5551.
Our sincere condolences are with the bereaved family and friends of the deceased. We also hope Ernest Gilbert a fast and steady recovery.
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