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UPDATE: Four injured in crash on Hwy 101 near Goleta

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 01:20:42-04

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) - Four people were injured in a crash along Highway 101 Tuesday afternoon in Goleta.

The call came in shortly after 1:30 p.m. along Highway 101 near Las Varas Canyon west of Goleta.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the driver of a Ford 350 was making a left-hand turn at an intersection when the truck was hit by a Toyota Tundra pickup truck heading southbound.

Both vehicles ended up off the side of the road in a ditch.

The driver of the Ford was unhurt but his passenger reportedly suffered major injuries.

Fire officials say the driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries and his female passenger suffered major injuries. A baby boy in the car reportedly suffered moderate injuries.

No one required extrication but fire officials say those injured were taken in three ambulances to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The crash investigation is being handled by the California Highway Patrol.


ORIGINAL STORY: A brush fire was reported along Highway 154 following a crash in the Santa Barbara area, according to fire officials.

It happened at about 1:23 p.m. near San Marcos Road.

Initial reports into the California Highway Patrol said the crash was head-on.

Fire officials tells KSBY News one of the vehicles caught fire and the flames spread to nearby vegetation.

Emergency crews were en route to the scene.

About 10 minutes earlier, crews were dispatched to the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near Las Varas Canyon in the Goleta area for reports of a crash involving two pickup trucks.

Fire officials on scene say injuries appeared to be minor to moderate.

No other information was immediately available.