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UPDATE: Man killed in Highway 101 car crash in Santa Barbara identified

Posted at 2:53 AM, Feb 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-09 18:39:00-05

UDPDATE (3:38 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver as Jonathan Logan Knight, 23, from Goleta/Mesa, Arizona.

UPDATE (9:08 a.m.) - CHP says the driver was a 23-year-old man. His name has not yet been released.

UPDATE (3:56 a.m.) - The driver of a Hyundai Sedan impacted a steel pole.

Scott Safechuck, the Santa Barbara County Fire Information Officer, shared in a tweet that it was a male driver.

There were no others in the car with him.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY (2:53 a.m.) - There has been one confirmed fatality after a car crash early this morning. It occurred on the State Street off-ramp on Highway 101.

From 1:50 to 1:55 a.m. it was recorded that there was debris in the lane and the vehicle appeared to be totaled.

A medical and fire team arrived at the scene by 2:01 a.m. and a police unit arrived five minutes after, according to the Ventura Highway Patrol Traffic Incidents Report.

They changed the identification of the accident from a traffic collision to a confirmed fatality at 2:11 a.m.

The lane was cleared up and open by 2:25 a.m.

Officers are currently at the scene getting more details on the accident.

This is a developing story, and more information will be available as it comes out.