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UPDATE: Missing person found in crash off Harris Grade Rd.

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Mar 08, 2022

UPDATE: (12:30 p.m.) - A missing person has been found with major injuries after her car went over the side of Harris Grade Rd. in Lompoc on Tuesday.

Fire officials say the individual, a 41-year-old Lompoc woman, was reported missing on Monday night.

CHP officers say that early in the investigation, it appears that the woman was driving southbound on Harris Grade Rd. on Monday when her vehicle went off the road and came to rest about 100 feet down the roadside.

At about 10:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials located a car, a maroon Honda sedan, and linked it to the missing individual.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department crews set up a rope system to get the woman out of the car. She was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Officials say drugs or alcohol do not appear to be involved in the crash, which is still under investigation.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Harris Grade Rd. is closed in both directions following a single-car crash on Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara County.

Officials say northbound traffic is stopped at Rucker Rd. and southbound traffic is stopped at Hwy 135.

Initial CHP reports indicate that officials spotted the vehicle of a missing person at about 10:14 a.m. down the side of the road.

CHP, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and Santa Barbara County Fire officials are on scene.

CHP's report log states that crews are currently working to extricate the person inside the vehicle.

Officials have not shared when the car crashed or how long it has been been there.

This is a developing story. We will update it as more information becomes available.