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CHP still actively investigating deadly crash on Highway 154


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The CHP says officers are still actively investigating Friday's deadly crash and fire along Highway 154.

Rebecca Vanessa Goss Bley, 34, of Solvang and two children were killed in the crash.

CHP officers say it happened around 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Officers say John Roderick Dungan, 28, of Santa Barbara, was driving a Chevy Camaro westbound on Highway 154 and approaching the Cold Spring Bridge when he traveled into the eastbound lane and collided with a Chevy Volt. Bley was driving the Volt with two young children in the backseat. A GMC was driving behind the Volt and ended up colliding with it. Both the Volt and GMC ended up in the shoulder where they caught fire, sparking a small brush fire.

The Camaro ended up on the Cold Spring Bridge.

CHP officers say Bley and the two young children died at the scene. Investigators haven't released the names of the two children.

The driver and a passenger in the GMC weren't hurt.

Officers say Dungan suffered major injuries. As of Monday morning, they say he was still listed in critical condition.

Officers are asking the public to come forward if they have any information on the crash. People are asked to call the CHP's office at 805-967-1234 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, some concerned citizens launched a petition on pushing for safety changes along Highway 154. The petition was launched Sunday and had collected more than 800 signatures by Monday afternoon.

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