Skip to Content

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office identifies female pedestrian killed in overnight collision on 101 in Santa Barbara

UPDATE: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office identified the victim of the accident as Debra Reynoso, 57 of Santa Barbara.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Reynoso was killed on Highway 101 near Castillo Street in Santa Barbara Tuesday morning. The accident was reported to the California Highway Patrol moments before midnight.

She was stuck by a 2001 Buick Le Sabre as she attempted to cross the lanes of the freeway, according to the CHP. Paramedics pronounced her deceased on scene at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday.

The southbound lanes were closed for two-and-half hours as emergency responders tended to the incident. The number two and number three lanes reopened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The number one lane remains closed for construction.

The driver of the Buick stopped, called 911 and remained at the scene. The driver sustained no injuries and is not suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Joe Buttitta

Joe Buttitta co-anchors the Morning News on News Channel 3-12 and NewsChannel 3 Midday. To learn more about Joe, click here

Author Profile Photo

Jade Martinez-Pogue

Jade Martinez-Pogue is the Assignment Editor and web journalist at News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Jade, click here


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