Santa Barbara County- Driver Dead After A Head On Crash That Followed After He Attempted To Avoid Slower Cars
A driver was killed when he drove his car into a center median when he tried to pass slow drivers on Highway 1 on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Santa Barbara County. The said driver’s attempt to pass slow drivers resulted in a 3-car crash, thus, sending his vehicle off the roadway. The driver was identified as a 50-year old man from Lompoc. The man was declared deceased at the crash site. The crash site was located south of Constellation Road, between Lompoc and the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Prior to the crash, the driver was reportedly driving his vehicle in the left lane, when he became impatient behind a vehicle that was travelling slowly. At the time, a third vehicle was in the right lane, travelling at a high rate of speed. With both southbound lanes occupied, the driver drove to the center median to pass through slow vehicles. But, as he was heading towards the median strip, his car crashed into the driver’s side of the other vehicle that was in front of his car. This caused the vehicle that the 50-year old man was driving to spin out of control. The other vehicle, a Sedan, veered into the opposing lanes of traffic and crashed head-on with a 2014 Ford explorer, another vehicle that was involved in the crash. The Sedan was disabled in the lane that it was travelling in. However, the vehicle that the 50-year old man was driving was hurled off side of the roadway, and went down an embankment. The SUV or Sedan driver was identified as a 55-year old woman. She sustained major injuries from the crash, which included a compound fracture to her leg. The occupant of the 2014 Ford Explorer was not injured in the crash.
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