SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was originally thought to have been killed in a hit-and-run on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Monday.
Noah Richard Turner, 47 of Santa Barbara, was thought to have been struck by a large SUV traveling northbound on Highway 101 near La Cumbre Road early Monday morning, but the death was later deemed a suicide upon further investigation.
The California Highway Patrol determined that Turney had jumped off of the highway overpass and onto the road – never actually being hit by a car.
Turner was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.