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CHP confirms fatality in head-on collision, one driver suspected of DUI

More information has been released in a deadly car accident that occurred around 10:20 p.m. Thursday night in Lompoc.

According to California Highway Patrol, Abigail S. Morrissey, 32, of Santa Maria made an unsafe turning movement to the left, putting her directly in front of the victim’s vehicle and causing the deadly crash.

The crash happened on West Ocean Avenue at Douglas Avenue.

Both Morrissey and the victim, Victoria R. Levinson, 62, of Santa Maria were taken to area hospitals.

Early Friday morning, CHP reported that Levinson had died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

Morrissey was arrested on suspicion of Felony DUI.

Buellton CHP is continuing to investigate the deadly crash.


The California Highway Patrol reported at least one fatality related to the accident that happened late Thursday night in Lompoc.

It was first reported that two women suffered major injuries in a head-on crash. Due to fog in the area, rescue helicopters were not able to land on the roadway.

The driver of the other car involved reportedly fled the scene, according to authorities.

We will have more information as it becomes available.


Two women suffered major injuries during a head-on collision in Lompoc Thursday night.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, at around 10:20 p.m. authorities responded to a call of a hit and run in the area of Douglas Avenue and West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc.

Two women had to be cut out from the wrecked car. They were each rushed to Marian and Cottage Hospitals. Helicopter transport was originally requested, but was canceled due to heavy fog conditions, Santa Barbara County Fire Department said.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Lompoc Police Department and AMR all responded to the crash.

According to an early report by the California Highway Patrol incident log, the driver of the maroon Buick fled on foot.

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