21-Year-Old Woman Dies after Car Overturns on Highway 101 near Gaviota Tunnel
GAVIOTA, CA (March 13, 2021) – Gloria Ashley De Nova Morales died in a rollover accident Wednesday morning in Gaviota.
The accident happened around 6:45 a.m., March 10, along Highway 101 near the Gaviota Tunnel.
According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Morales, a 21-year-old Guadalupe resident, was driving her 2007 Lexus southbound. For unknown reasons, she allowed her vehicle to travel onto the shoulder and down a dirt embankment. The car then collided with a tree.
Morales suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. She was alone in the vehicle.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, according to officials. They added the driver was wearing safety equipment at the time of the accident.
The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gloria Morales.
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