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UPDATE: Head-on collision on HWY 154 left three people with major injuries

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 16, 2022

UPDATE (6:25 P.M.): CHP Buellton reports at least three people suffered major injuries, but all four people involved were transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

According to CHP Buellton’s collision report, the two-vehicle crash occurred at 10:49 AM.

Authorities said a 69 year-old driver from Los Olivos was heading westbound Highway 154 on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The report states that a 37-year-old from San Francisco was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Blazer on eastbound Highway 154 along with two passengers.

The preliminary report found that the 2004 Chevrolet allegedly drove into the eastbound lane causing the head-on crash.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. No arrests were made.


The California Highway Patrol is investing a head-on traffic collision on Highway 154, half a mile northwest of Los Olivos.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say four people sustained injuries, with one being flown to Cottage Hospital with major injuries.

The three others were transported to Cottage Hospital by ground.

Traffic was shut down on Foxen Canyon Road and the highway remains closed for investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.