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UPDATE: Driver arrested for DUI, passenger killed in crash near Carpinteria

Posted at 3:40 AM, Mar 18, 2022

UPDATE (11:45 a.m.) - California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened Friday morning near Carpinteria.

Officers say the crash happened at around 2:18 a.m. on Highway 101 southbound, south of North Padero Lane.

According to CHP, the driver of a silver Nissan Sedan traveling southbound at an unknown speed crashed into the rear of an asphalt dump truck. After the crash, the Nissan veered off the road and collided into two trees near train tracks.

The passenger in the Nissan died on scene from their injuries.

The driver, identified as Johnathan Jair Montoya, 22, of Orcutt suffered major injuries and was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. His bail is set for $100,000.

The name of the person who died has not been released.
UPDATE (4:13 a.m.) - Officials have stopped train traffic in the area of the crash while they work to clear the area.

The vehicles crashed and ended up near the railroad. CHP reports indicate that one vehicle is next to the tracks.
At least one person has died in a two-vehicle crash overnight in Carpinteria, CHP reports.

The crash happened around 2:18 a.m. on Friday morning. Initial reports say a semi-truck and a silver Nissan were involved in the crash, which took place in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 north of the Padaro Ln. overpass.

CHP, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, fire officials and medics were on scene.

The crash has closed the right-hand southbound lane of the highway.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.