Skip to Content

Traffic slows on the 101 after drowsy driver crashes into exit sign, tree

Traffic on U.S. Route 101 near Montecito slowed down Saturday afternoon after a vehicle left the roadway and collided with an exit sign and then crashed into a tree.

At around 12:20 p.m. California Highway Patrol received a call about a blue SUV leaving the roadway and colliding into the Olive Mill exit sign on U.S. 101 near Olive Mill Road.

After hitting the sign the blue SUV traveled 50 feet off the side of the road where it crashed into a tree.

At least one person was transported to Cottage Hospital for minor injuries.

Train traffic was delayed in the area while crews responded to the scene.

The driver reported falling asleep at the wheel, causing the crash.

According to the CHP traffic log, the Olive Mill exit sign was completely destroyed.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Channel 3-12

Email the News Channel 3-12 Team


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content