Man killed fleeing from police
January 1, 2015
A 20-year-old Santa Maria man was killed after he was hit by several vehicles on Highway 101 near the Santa Maria River Bridge while trying to flee from California Highway Patrol officers on Wednesday evening.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the man was driving on Betteravia Road when a police officer attempted to pull him over. He then entered Highway 101 head north at times reaching speeds of 100 mph.
The driver then attempted to take the Broadway off ramp, but crashed into a fence.
Following the crash, the driver fled his vehicle and ran across the highway where he was struck by at least three southbound vehicles. The California Highway Patrol has not yet released the name of the man who was killed.