NewsLocal News


UPDATE: Sheriff's Office identifies woman in fatal crash along HWY 101 in Summerland

Posted at 7:38 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 13:49:43-04

UPDATE (10:45 a.m. Tuesday): The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office identified the person killed in Friday's crash as 58-year-old Diane Hunter of Goleta.

According to the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Hunter retired in 2018 as a Records Clerk Supervisor with the Sheriff's Office.


California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a vehicle versus tree in Summerland Friday evening.

The crash happened on Highway 101 northbound just north of the Padaro Lane off-ramp at around 6:30 p.m..

CHP said a driver reportedly hit a tree, causing at least one person to die in the crash.

According to CHP, the number two lane of the highway is blocked. CHP is starting a hard closure of the highway for further investigation of the scene.

It is unknown at this time how many people were involved in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.