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Michael Channing Peake Car Crash Highway 101 Nojoqui Summit

Michael Channing Peake Car Crash Highway 101 Nojoqui Summit

Michael Channing Peake crash Highway 101

Michael Channing Peake, 80, Killed in Highway 101 Crash Near Nojoqui Summit

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA (May 5, 2021) – A crash killed Michael Channing Peake on Highway 101 near the Nojoqui Summit in Santa Barbara County.

The Sheriff’s Office identified the 80-year-old Santa Barbara man as the victim of the fatal accident which occurred on Monday morning.

The incident happened when Michael Channing Peake was driving a Jeep pickup north on Highway 101, just south of the Nojoqui Summit. At the same time, a GMC was going south.

For an unknown reason, the GMC crossed into the northbound lane. Its driver, 34-year-old Salinas resident Juliel Montes, went directly into the path of the Jeep.

Possible Head-On Collision in Santa Barbara County

The California Highway Patrol said Juliel Montes then apparently hit the other car head-on. The Santa Maria Times and Noozhawk wrote that the wreck took place on May 3 at about 7:30 a.m.

Firefighters along with the paramedics responded and found Michael Channing Peake trapped in his pickup as a result of the crash. They extricated him from the wreckage.

Medical personnel soon pronounced Peake dead at the scene. Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that Montes ended up unharmed following the collision.

The cause of the tragic wreck is still under under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Buellton Area CHP Office at (805) 688-5551.

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