Monday, April 28, 2008

Woman killed in Hwy 101 collision


A four-door sedan skidded off Highway 101, clipped a power pole and rolled over yesterday morning, authorities said, killing one person and seriously injuring another.
At 10:39 a.m., emergency crews received reports of the single-vehicle accident about a mile south of Refugio State Beach, County Fire Capt. Eli Iskow said. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle had rolled over near the railroad tracks and began extricating the occupants, a man and a woman.

Authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene, Capt. Iskow said, and extricated the man with serious injuries.
“He was in very serious condition and he was taken by ground ambulance that was already on the scene to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara,” he said.
Authorities had yet to release the identities of the victims as of yesterday evening.
Capt. Iskow said crews closed down the southbound slow lane for approximately an hour during extrication and cleanup operations. Authorities also slowed train traffic in the area, stopping Amtrak service momentarily.

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