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Dec 22, 2012 9:21 PM by Hope Hanselman, KSBY News

Two women dead after multiple vehicles hit them on Highway 154

Two pedestrians were killed on Highway 154 last night, after California Highway Patrol says they were hit by multiple cars.

CHP arrested Martin Macarena, 48, of San Luis Obispo for felony hit and run. But, investigators say other cars may have hit the women, as well.

It happened around 11:45 last night.

CHP doesn't know how many cars hit those women. Witnesses say they were coming from both directions.

Now, CHP is asking for help in the search for those drivers.

The cars driving down Highway 154, near the Rancho San Marcos Golf Course, travel at at least 50 miles an hour- which is where two women parked their vehicle and stepped into the roadway when they were hit again and again.

"The pedestrians, they were out there for unknown reasons, were pronounced deceased at the scene," John Ortega, Public Information Officer for Buellton CHP, said.

Witnesses say a Toyota Yaris hit the first woman, but that driver stopped immediately and was not arrested.

They say the second woman, however, was hit repeatedly.

CHP says Martin Macarena was seen fleeing the scene. They caught up with him at the Chumash Casino and arrested him for felony hit and run.

Macarena was driving a Ford van.

"It was the first vehicle to hit the second pedestrian," Ortega said.

But, more cars were traveling Westbound that night. CHP
says they will continue the investigation.

If you have any information on this collision, please call the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center (on weekends or after hours) at (805) 593-3333 or the Buellton Area CHP Office (805) 688-5551.

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