SUMMERLAND, Calif. - A woman was killed in a crash off Highway 101 in Summerland Friday evening.
California Highway Patrol, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire and AMR responded to the crash around 6:35 p.m. in the northbound lanes above Padaro Lane.
CHP said the vehicle involved crashed into a tree.
Firefighters determined the driver, identified only as a woman, had died at the scene. No other people or vehicles were involved in the crash.
Officials instated a hard closure of the right lane of the northbound freeway around 6:50 p.m. while crews responded. Caltrans reported the freeway was fully reopened around 9:50 p.m.
Update: both lanes of northbound #Hwy101 are now OPEN.— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) May 1, 2021
The cause of the crash is under investigation by CHP.