Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

June 20, 2022


California Highway Patrol officers are searching for the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Monday morning.

Shortly before 7 a.m., the driver of a large SUV hit a pedestrian who was walking in a northbound lane of the highway near La Cumbre Road. The driver then fled the scene.

Emergency responders transported the pedestrian to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the fatal crash to call the CHP office in Santa Barbara at (805) 967-1234. Investigators are not releasing further information about the incident at this time.

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In Norcal the homeless lay in the street or jump into lanes of traffic or walk down the lane divider stripes etc etc in front of hospitals on a regular basis .. For multiple reasons injury lawsuits free drugs for pain or simply to commit suicide. The deceased in this article may have been distraught and not homeless .. A school mate from the 80s went and sat on the blind side of hill on a 55 mph road in Oregon in the pitch black of the night …the driver had no chance to hit the brakes…sad

Why in the world would anyone be walking in a traffic lane of the 101? Did they mean “Shoulder”?

The SUV fled the scene, and the man was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he died from his injuries, Gutierrez said.