GOLETA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Fire and California Highway Patrol responded to a serious single-vehicle rollover crash on the southbound side of the US 101 Freeway near Dos Pueblos Canyon Road.
CHP said a white car rolled over multiple times and is about 100 feet off the righthand-side of the freeway.
The crash occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. Two people were involved.
SB County Fire sent an engine, truck and battalion chief to the scene. They said extrication was needed to remove the two people from the car.
The driver died at the scene. The passenger is being transported to Cottage Hospital in an ambulance with moderate injuries.
CHP said the driver was a woman and the passenger was an underage girl. The two were traveling from Santa Maria to San Diego at the time of the crash.
While the cause of the crash is still being investigated, CHP believes the car may have drifted into the center median when the driver overcorrected and went across both lanes of the 101. The car then drove off the freeway and rolled for about 100 feet.
All southbound lanes of the 101 are blocked at this time.
CHP is still on scene investigating and performing traffic control.
Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts.
CHP Sergeant Rasael Rivera is urging drivers to be more cautious on the road, especially with consideration for the weather conditions this week.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.