Deadly Crash on Highway 101, Vista Del Mar Drive

 Deadly Crash on Highway 101, Vista Del Mar Drive

Latest News: Crash Claims Lives of Santa Barbara Men

VENTURA, Calif. (June 11, 2024) – A deadly wrong-way crash happened on Highway 101 near Vista Del Mar Drive in Ventura County.

Two Santa Barbara men ages 52 and 55 years old died in the head-on collision at around 2:26 a.m. on June 8th, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Furthermore, Ventura CHP officers arrested the suspected wrong-way driver on suspicion of DUI after he allegedly crashed into the victims’ Nissan Versa.

The 21-year-old suspect allegedly drove his Volkswagen southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 101. Next, the car violently crashed into the oncoming Nissan.

Two Men Suffering Major Injuries Die On Scene

Paramedics quickly responded and confirmed the deaths of both men at the scene.

They also transported the 21-year-old Oxnard man to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Police arrested him on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing injury, police said.

Finally, the deadly crash on Highway 101 remains under investigation. Witnesses should contact the CHP Ventura station at 805-662-2640.


If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, Johnson Attorneys Group can help. Attorney James Johnson can answer your legal questions, as well as help you determine if you have a claim against a negligent driver. If you would like an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 to request a free case review.

Sources: KYET News, CHP

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