Woman, 2 children killed in crash on Highway 154

October 26, 2019


A woman and two children were killed, a man was critically injured and a fire was started when a Camaro crashed head on into a sedan on Highway 154 on Friday, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a man driving a Camaro westbound crossed into the eastbound lane and slammed head-on into a sedan, driven by a women with two children in the car. The woman and her two children died at the scene.

The man suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

An SUV, that was following behind the sedan, also crashed. Both people in the SUV, a father and son, were uninjured.

Firefighters responded to the scene and contained the fire to two acres. CHP officers are investigating the crash.


There ought be more separating the lanes of the highway than a painted line.

Jorge Estrada

Or quit slipping into autonomous vehicles and require that people drive the car.


RIP Vanessa Bley


Once again lives taken to soon by wreck less, careless PEOPLE in possession and control of a motor vehicle. Condolences and prayers to the family. Maybe it is time to have background checks and restrictions on the PEOPLE who purchases vehicles and the gasoline to operate them.


Maybe just stop giving out drivers licenses like candy. Having a license used to be a privilege now it is seen as a right.


They’ll have to pry my keys out of my cold dead hand


Such a tragedy. Condolences to the family of the woman and children.


“Bitchin’ Camaro, bitchin’ Camaro, I ran over my neighbor”, The Dead Milkmen. The people who buy these cars do not intend to drive safely or legally. My Honda Civic can go plenty fast enough to get me a speeding ticket.


Even Civics can be driven recklessly.


Interesting that you equate how fast your car can go with whether you “plan” on driving safely. Quick reality check, far more people PLAN on driving safely than are actually ABLE to drive safely because they have no idea how to handle their car or they are driving at the legal limit and yet: don’t move to the left, don’t signal, aren’t aware of situations going on around them, don’t make eye contact with other drivers, etc.. etc.. etc..


I hear young guys near my house doing donuts and racing every single night. Who pays for these Camaros,Mustangs, Chargers, and how come theyre so loud all of the sudden? Who buys the tires, Mommy and Daddy? And how much is insurance for a 19 year old to have a new Camaro? $1000/month +?