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LOMPOC: Ruben and Bertha Betancourt Dead, 2 Injured in Head-On Crash on Santa Lucia Canyon Road

Santa Lucia Canyon Road fatal car crash LompocLOMPOC, California (August 28, 2016) – Two were killed and two others were injured in a head-on crash on Santa Lucia Canyon Road Sunday afternoon, according to Noozhawk.

The collision took place shortly before 12:30 p.m. near Klein Boulevard.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Dodge Challenger and a Honda Accord collided head-on near the entrance to the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution.

One person was immediately pronounced dead at the scene while another died while being extricated from a vehicle involved.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department identified the deceased as 57-year-old Bertha Betancourt and 51-year-old Ruben Betancourt. They were described as a Lompoc couple.

Meanwhile, their son was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. Another party involved was also injured in the incident.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.


We from Johnson Attorneys Group offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their family members and friends during such difficult times.

Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the death or injury of a family member or close friend, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death or a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one has been a victim of a tragic accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today to speak with one of our experienced Santa Barbara County lawyers at 800-235-6801. We have various office locations all throughout California.

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