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Woman killed in Highway 101 crash in Gaviota area


The California Highway Patrol has released a traffic collision report into the fatal crash on U.S. Highway 101 just north of state Route 1.

The crash victim has been identified as 57-year-old Buellton resident Oudinarath Sang.

The report says Sang was traveling southbound on Highway 101 in a 2008 Honda when she lost control of her car on the wet roadway.

“As a result, the vehicle traveled in a westerly direction across the [southbound] lanes and onto the shoulder where the left side of the vehicle struck a metal guardrail,” says the report.

The No. 2 traffic lane of southbound Highway 101 remained closed until Caltrans repaired the damage to the guardrail.

The CHP report says it does not appear impairment was a factor in the crash.

No further details were immediately available, but CHP continues investigating the cause that led up to the fatal crash.



The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that occurred on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 101 in the Gaviota area Tuesday morning.

Santa Barbara County fire crews were dispatched to the scene just north of the Highway 1 off-ramp at 8:30 a.m.

A woman driver was the only occupant in the car at the time of the crash, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni. Her identity has not been released at this time.

For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of her car and slammed into a guardrail before going off the side of the road, according to Zaniboni and CHP. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

The roadway will remain partially closed until crews can clear any debris and repair the guardrail.

No further details were immediately known. We will update this story when new information becomes available.

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