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Pursuit ends in rollover crash near Guadalupe

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 01:44:31-04

UPDATE (9:20 p.m.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more information about a chase that led to a rollover crash near Guadalupe.

A deputy tried to pull someone over around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of West Main Street. The deputy said the driver was being reckless and driving erratically, but wouldn’t pull over.

The driver eventually lost control and crashed near W. Main Street and S. Simas Road.

Deputies say the driver, who was extricated from the car, was intoxicated.

Earlier in the day, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center had broadcast an alert about a stolen vehicle.

They say the driver who crashed was in that stolen vehicle.

The suspect was identified as Keely Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, of Lompoc.

She was booked into Santa Barbara Main Jail.

Bail is set at $75,000.

ORIGINAL STORY (4:16 p.m.) – A woman was injured in a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon near Guadalupe.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. on W. Main St. just east of Simas Rd.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver had been involved in a pursuit with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office just prior to the crash.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the vehicle ended up on its roof and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the woman from the wreckage. It reportedly took about ten minutes to get her out of the vehicle.

She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

No other details about the pursuit were immediately available.

Firefighters work to extricate a woman from a wrecked vehicle on W. Main St. on April 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy Santa Maria Fire Department)