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UPDATE: Santa Barbara woman killed in crash on Highway 1 in Lompoc Friday

Fatal crash leads to full closure of Highway 1 in Lompoc
Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 00:25:39-05

Update (Sat. February 15th 9:23 p.m.): The California Highway Patrol has released more information on the fatal collision that happened Friday evening.

Officers say the driver of the 2005 Honda, a 55-year-old male from Lompoc, was driving northbound on Highway 1 when for unknown reasons, he veered off the side of the road and then "careened" back across traffic lanes, striking the Nissan Sentra in the southbound lane.

The passenger of the Nissan, a 24-year-old female from Santa Barbara, was killed due to the impact, according to officials.

The condition of the driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old male from Santa Barbara, is unknown at this time.

Officers say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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Update (7:42 p.m.): Northbound lanes are open.
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Santa Barbra County Firefighters are responding to a fatal crash on Highway 1 in Lompoc.

It happened Friday night at around 6:20 p.m. near Santa Rosa Road.

Fire officials say two vehicles were involved, and one person died in the head-on collision.

Two other people were involved in the crash. First responders say one person is in critical condition and another suffered moderate injuries.

Santa Barbara County Firefighters, Lompoc City Firefighters, along with three fire engines, three ambulances and two helicopters are responding.

According to CHP, as of 7:00 p.m. closures are in place along Highway 1 starting at southbound State Route 246 and the northbound lanes at Jalama Road.