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SLO woman dies from injuries sustained in crash near Goleta

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 18:22:25-04

UPDATE (4:20 a.m.) - The family of the San Luis Obispo woman killed in a crash near Goleta last week has started a GoFundMe page as they mourn her death.

The page identifies Allyson Buist as the victim of the Sept. 10 crash.

According to CHP, her husband was driving their truck on Highway 101 southbound when another truck made a U-turn into the southbound lanes and collided with them.

The Buists' four-month-old baby boy was also in the vehicle.

Since the GoFundMe page was established Tuesday, nearly $16,000 have been raised.


A San Luis Obispo woman injured in a crash near Goleta last week has died, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened Sept. 10 at about 1:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes just north of Las Varas Canyon Road.

CHP says a Ford F350 driven by Garrett Staab, 33, of Arizona was heading northbound on Highway 101 when he "made an unsafe turning movement" during an attempted u-turn into the southbound lanes.

The driver of a Toyota Tundra heading southbound tried to swerve out of the way, but the two trucks collided and both ended up about 20 feet off the road in a ditch, according to CHP.

A total of four people were injured.

CHP said Tuesday that a passenger in the Toyota, a 35-year-old San Luis Obispo woman, died from her injuries five days later at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Her name has not been released.

The driver, identified as Austin Buist, 35, of San Luis Obispo, reportedly suffered moderate injuries. A 4-month-old baby was also in the vehicle.

The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries and his passenger, from Covina, suffered major injuries.

Drugs or alcohol were not contributing factors in the crash, according to CHP.