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Three people killed in three-car crash in Isla Vista, five others injured

Multi car crash leaves three dead in Isla Vista on Saturday, and others injured

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Firefighters and first responders are currently on the scene of a fatal three-car crash on Stadium Rd and El Colegio Rd in Isla Vista, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

At 6:21 p.m., County Fire spokesperson Daniel Bertucelli said that there were eight people involved in the crash – three were reported dead at the scene, two seriously injured, and three with non-life threatening injuries.

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California Highway Patrol deemed the incident fatal around 5:30 p.m., and said there were three cars involved in the crash.

One car was driving recklessly and ran a red light, according to CHP, and another car hit a tree – it is not immediately clear the exact line of events that occurred in this crash.

The call time for this crash was 4:46 p.m., according to the fire department.

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