Highway 154 is open again in Santa Barbara County, after being closed throughout the morning commute by a fatal traffic accident.
A car crashed just after 5:30 a.m. on the highway just out outside of Santa Barbara, near San Antonio Creek Road. Santa Barbara County firefighters tried to revive the vehicle’s driver, but were unsuccessful. The firefighters found something at the scene which they thought might be a hazardous substance, and a HazMat team was called to the scene. It turned out not to be hazardous.
Highway 154 was reopened just after 9 a.m. to traffic. CHP investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the accident. The name of the victim from the crash hasn’t been released.