August 21, 2012 1:00 AM
Kelli Groves and her family thanked the rescuers in Santa Barbara on Sunday for saving her and her two daughters' lives, as they were trapped inside their car, hanging over a bridge, just south of Buellton.
Back in January, an 18-wheeler crashed into their car, killing the big rig... more »
August 20, 2012 1:41 PM
It's been seven months since Kelli Groves and her two daughters were trapped inside their car, hanging over a bridge, in Buellton.
On Sunday, Groves returned to Santa Barbara to give thanks to the first responders who helped save their lives.
This was the first time Groves and... more »
June 12, 2012 10:06 PM
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney filed charges Tuesday against 28 year-old L. Tyrone Richardson, in connection with the death of 26 year-old Allison Meadows, of Santa Barbara.
Meadows was killed last Wednesday morning in Montecito; 25 year-old Lindsay Keebler was seriously hurt.
On Friday, the California Highway... more »
June 11, 2012 7:20 PM
The Santa Barbara District Attorney will decide Tuesday what charges will be filed against 28 year-old L. Tyrone Richardson of Santa Barbara.
Richardson was arrested Friday night in connection with the death of Allison Meadows, also of Santa Barbara, who was killed last week in Montecito.
26 year-old... more »
May 29, 2012 9:32 PM
The CHP is still trying to get answers as they investigate the deadly hit-and-run that happened this month in Nipomo, but the first person they've named in the case says investigators are looking in the wrong direction.
The person of interest in the Nipomo hit and run case says... more »
May 23, 2012 10:09 PM
New information in this month's fatal hit and run that killed a homeless man in Nipomo. We hit the streets today to search for more answers.
Sources close to the investigation told KSBY News one of the persons of interest is the 23-year-old son of a prominent Central Coast... more »
May 22, 2012 8:39 PM
New developments tonight in the hit and run in Nipomo that killed a homeless man on Mother's day. The CHP tells KSBY News it has identified persons of interest in the case.
Investigators say Fabian Alexander, 46, was killed while walking across the offramp of Highway 101 North at... more »
May 14, 2012 10:00 PM
With proms and graduations around the corner for many students, the risks of underage drinking come to the forefront of a lot of parents' concerns, especially if their kids are old enough to drive.
Students at Righetti High School in Santa Maria are getting a visual lesson of the... more »
May 8, 2012 10:31 PM
A Paso Robles motorcyclist died Tuesday, after a crash early morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist and a Honda sedan collided. It happened on State Route 229, near Route 58. The CHP said it appears the motorcyclist came out of a turn too wide, and may have... more »
May 18, 2011 8:58 PM
The teenage driver who struck and killed a 56-year old woman in Lompoc Friday night is the daughter of a Lompoc policeman. Officers say 18-year-old Lacey Strange is the daughter of Sergeant Chuck Strange. Investigators say she hit 56- year-old Rebecca Vegas, who was crossing the street near the intersection... more »
May 11, 2011 10:10 PM
The New Jersey owner of a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS stolen nearly 36 years ago says she's in disbelief after the CHP in Santa Maria recovered the car.
Back in February, a Santa Maria man bought the car on Ebay from a private seller in Tennessee, but after registering... more »
March 23, 2011 2:31 AM
For most of the year, they fly under the radar, but the California Highway Patrol's Air Rescue unit has been a lifeline in the sky for some folks along the Central Coast this week. The team out of Paso Robles performed two water rescues Monday.
We took to the... more »
March 18, 2011 9:14 PM
A man led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild chase from Ventura through Santa Barbara County after they say he killed a motorcyclist in a hit and run.
CHP officers and sheriff's deputies say the chase started in Ventura County just north of Del Norte on Highway 101... more »
October 12, 2010 8:52 PM
The California Highway Patrol will be targeting distracted drivers tomorrow and Thursday.
CHP officers will join law enforcement officers throughout Santa Barbara County to aggressively seek out drivers talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device. The CHP says in 2008 more than 30,000 drivers in California got... more »
September 20, 2010 3:39 PM
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in the Central Valley will be cracking down on drivers who are texting and chatting away while holding their cell phones. The California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies in Stanislaus, Merced and Tuolumne Counties will begin a 48-hour "zero-tolerance" campaign starting just past midnight... more »
September 14, 2010 9:52 PM
If you're driving on Highway 154, expect to see more California Highway Patrol officers. The CHP is stepping enforcment, adding more units and ramping up truck inspections. In a single day last week, officers issued eight commercial truck citations and took one vehicle out of service for failing a brake... more »
August 9, 2010 1:19 PM
The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the death of a Santa Maria man who led officers on a high speed chase through Orcutt Sunday morning.
It started around 1:00a.m. on Clark Avenue at Gray Street in Old Orcutt. Officers say they... more »
June 18, 2010 3:14 PM
The man who was killed in a construction accident on Highway 135 on Thursday has been identified as Daniel Toste, 67, from Arroyo Grande.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Highway 135 near West Foster Road. According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, a construction truck... more »
May 28, 2010 1:18 PM
In preparation for a busy holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol reminds drivers, no matter where you're going, make sure you get there safely. Be sure to slow down and follow the rules of the road, especially if you're a teen driver. They only make up four percent or California's... more »
May 8, 2010 10:04 PM
Officials say a highway patrol pilot flying to monitor freeway speeders was killed when his aircraft crashed in Southern California.
Officer Danny Benavides was flying solo when his plane went down about 9:30 a.m. Friday in a desert area in Imperial County. The wreckage was found around 4 p.m.... more »
May 3, 2010 6:04 PM
One southbound lane of Highway 101 through Carpinteria is closed, as crews work to put out a tire on fire on a semi-truck, according to the California Highway Patrol incident website. A CHP spokesperson confirms the truck is hauling jet fuel.
Emergency crews had discussed possible evacuations of nearby... more »
April 14, 2010 5:25 PM
Emergency crews are on the scene of a three-car crash that was a result of a vehicle pursuit on Highway 154.
Santa Barbara County Fire Officials say they were called to the area of Hwy 154, near Windy Gap at about 1:55p.m. Wednesday on report of that accident.
... more »
April 9, 2010 4:27 PM
Santa Barbara County Fire crews are responding to a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 1, just north of Graciosa Road.
The call came in around 12:20 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers say a pickup truck rolled over into a field next to the road.
Crews... more »
April 5, 2010 2:34 PM
California Highway Patrol officers are still looking for a suspect from Santa Maria involved in a major accident over the weekend. The incident took place on Saturday around 3:45 a.m. A 10-year-old girl from Anaheim died after she was ejected from a car, then hit by an oncoming car. CHP... more »
March 17, 2010 7:01 PM
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says an officer who helped guide the driver of a speeding Toyota Prius to safety arrived to find the car's brake lights flashing intermittently and a Border Patrol agent trying to help.
The CHP incident report released Wednesday offers new... more »
March 12, 2010 7:51 PM
The California Highway Patrol says a driver has crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of Noyes Road and Burkhill Lane, north of Arroyo Grande. It happened just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Officers are still heading to the scene, but the CHP's traffic incident page shows the pole... more »
February 5, 2010 6:17 PM
Local law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend, making sure residents have a safe Superbowl Sunday.
The California Highway Patrol says the number of alcohol-related crashes more than doubles on Superbowl Sunday.
Now, with $15 breathalyzers on the market, officers worry more people will get... more »
January 20, 2010 10:14 PM
Our heavy rains, combined with fierce winds made for dangerous driving along the Central Coast.
The rain impacts visibility on the roadways and creates the potential for hydroplaning as the water gathers on the freeway. The California Highway Patrol says staying safe is as simple as slowing down.
... more »
January 20, 2010 12:51 PM
KSBY News is riding along with the California Highway Patrol this morning to check out road conditions and find out how drivers are handling the intense downpour. CHP officers remind drivers to slow down, keep a safe distance behind other cars, and stay alert. We'll have a full report, including... more »
January 17, 2010 7:41 PM
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that parts of Hwy. 1 through Oceano are closed due to flooding.
A spokesperson says that the northbound lane is closed at Railroad, and is diverting to 13th Street. The southbound lane is being diverted to Pershing Drive. Officials say they do not... more »
January 7, 2010 9:09 PM
The California Highway Patrol says Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo is closed to through traffic, after an accident involving four vehicles.
As of 6:05 p.m., emergency personnel were blocking the road, and traffic was backed up to South Higuera. No injuries have been reported, but an ambulance... more »
January 4, 2010 5:04 PM
The cause of death has been determined for the San Luis Obispo man involved in a solo vehicle accident in November. Justin Spisak, 21, died from blunt force trauma to the head. Toxicology reports indicate a significant condition contributing to the death was multi-drug toxicity, according to a spokesperson for... more »
December 30, 2009 8:51 PM
The California Highway Patrol is working to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers in Santa Barbara County on New Year's Day. Officers will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County from 8:00pm Friday to 2:00 am Saturday. Motorists will only be stopped for... more »
December 30, 2009 8:33 PM
January not only rings in a new year but also new traffic laws. One of those new laws establishes a pilot program involving ignition interlock devices. The devices would be required for those with DUI convictions. As of July 1st, it will be tested in four counties. They include Alameda,... more »
December 30, 2009 6:27 PM
With a new year on the horizon, the California Highway Patrol wants to make motorists aware of a handful of new laws that have been passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, and will go into effect in 2010.
"The new laws are designed to make our... more »
December 30, 2009 11:49 AM
The California Highway Patrol will work to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers in Santa Barbara County on New Year's Day.
Officers will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County on Friday, January 1, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Informational signs... more »
December 29, 2009 6:15 PM
The California Highway Patrol says alcohol played a role in the death of man in San Luis Obispo earlier this month. Investigators say 50-year-old Clayt Casey of San Luis Obispo was extremely intoxicated at the time of the collision. They say Casey was driving his scooter on Los Ranchos Road... more »
December 22, 2009 11:48 AM
Interstate-5 at the Grapevine was reopened in both directions as of 8:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Rude.
Heavy ice and snow prompted the closure early Tuesday morning. Heavy traffic on Highway 101 and Highway 46 was expected, but the CHP said the short closure did... more »
December 8, 2009 7:30 AM
The California Highway Patrol is reminding Central Coast residents to expect about double the normal amount of traffic on local roadways Tuesday, because of the closure of Interstate 5 at the Grapevine. Officers say to expect most of that traffic on Highway 101 and Highway 46.
Another road closure... more »
December 2, 2009 6:41 AM
The California Highway Patrol lieutenant accused of driving drunk early this year heads to court Wednesday.
49-year-old Martin Whited is expected to be arraigned. The San Luis Obispo county District Attorney's office filed misdemeanor DUI charges against Whited in October, for allegedly driving drunk near Templeton back in March.
November 20, 2009 12:28 PM
The California Highway Patrol says all southbound lanes of Highway 101 at the Gaviota curve are back open.
Part of the highway had been temporarily closed after a nine vehicle accident just after 7 a.m. Friday morning. Santa Barbara County fire crews say five people were taken to the... more »