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Pedestrian killed on Hwy 101 in Santa Barbara identified

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Nov 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-17 19:49:12-05

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau identified the pedestrian decedent from the traffic collision on Friday, November 11 on Highway 101 as 29-year-old Michael Saffold from Goleta.

Saffold died after being struck while crossing Highway 101 in Santa Barbara early that morning.

The California Highway Patrol reported the incident at 1:50 a.m., and they pronounced Saffold dead at the scene.

The incident happened on the northbound side of the highway, between the Patterson and Fairview Avenue entrances.

The northbound lanes closed following the accident.