Santa Barbara
54° F
Clear
Clear
Santa Maria
52° F
Fog
Fog
San Luis Obispo
47° F
Clear
Clear
Ventura
54° F
Clear
Clear

Highway 101 will close for investigation

By Ryan Carmel, NewsChannel 3 This Morning Anchor & Weathercaster, rcarmel@keyt.com
Published On: Jul 17 2013 03:10:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 11:14:34 PM CDT

After series of crashes within moments of each other

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Highway 101 North in Santa Barbara will be shutdown Wednesday night.

The California Highway Patrol is planning to investigate a series of crashes that happened within moments of each other about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The CHP said it all started with a drunk driver who lost control of his car and hit a guard rail near the El Sueno Road exit.  The car blocked two lanes.  Two other cars ended up hitting the alleged drunk driver's car.  One driver managed to slow down and make his way around the crash, but he was rear ended. 

In total, five cars were damaged.  Four people were taken to the hospital.  As part of their investigation, the CHP plans to close the northbound lanes of Highway 101 at the Highway 154 exit at 10:00 Wednesday night.  Drivers will be able to get back on Highway 101 at El Sueno Road.  The CHP does not know how long the highway will remain closed.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus