Articles Tagged With ‘fatality’

Hit-and-run driver allegedly kills worker in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a maintenance worker in Goleta on Wednesday, then fled the scene.  Shortly after 3 p.m., a vehicle struck a person on Storke Road by... (Continue reading)

SLO man struck and killed on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver struck and killed a 61-year-old San Luis Obispo man who attempted to run across Highway 101 in Pismo Beach Thursday night, according to the CHP. Mikaela Torres, a 23-year-old from Carpinteria, was driving a... (Continue reading)

Man dies in Los Osos RV fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man died in an RV fire in Los Osos Monday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.  At 10:30 a.m., a caller reported an RV on fire in the 1900 block of Turri... (Continue reading)

Deputies identified Nipomo man as person who fell off Pirate’s Cove cliff and died

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Unit has identified Francisco Javier Velasco Garcia, 33, of Nipomo as the person who died Wednesday after falling off a cliff at Pirate’s Cove. Witnesses said, at about 6 p.m,... (Continue reading)

Kayaker dies off the coast of Avila Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man fell out of his kayak while on an excursion with a friend and died off the coast of Avila Beach on Sunday.  The kayaker possibly drowned. Thus far, his death appears to be accidental, according... (Continue reading)

Train hits and kills pedestrian near Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A train struck and killed a pedestrian near Santa Barbara on Monday night.  Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported the collision north of Santa Barbara, according to Amtrak. Emergency personnel located the deceased person in the... (Continue reading)

Driver dies after truck plunges off cliff, into river northeast of Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The driver of a pickup truck died after driving off Highway 166 northeast of Santa Maria Monday morning and plunging about 300 feet into the Cuyama River.  Shortly after 8 a.m., the pickup truck went off the... (Continue reading)

Train hits and kills pedestrian near Gaviota

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An Amtrak train struck and killed a man in the Gaviota area Friday morning. The train hit the man at approximately 11:12 a.m. beside Highway 101 about a mile southeast of Mariposa Reina. Emergency responders pronounced the... (Continue reading)

UCSB student dies from fentanyl exposure at Deltopia

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A UC Santa Barbara student died this week after reportedly being exposed to fentanyl at last weekend’s Deltopia event in Isla Vista.  Jude Quirinale, a third-year physics student from Monterey, suffered an overdose during the annual unsanctioned... (Continue reading)

Man dies in head-on crash in Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A wrong-driver died after causing a head-on collision in Orcutt Monday evening that also severely injured the other driver.  Shortly before 7 p.m., a man was driving the wrong way on southbound Highway 135 about a half-mile... (Continue reading)