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Man struck, fatally injured by SUV on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara was the scene of a fatal hit-and-run collision Monday.

Authorities are trying to find the driver of a SUV who struck, and killed a man on Highway 101 on the South Coast.

It happened at around 6:45 a.m. Monday, on northbound 101 near La Cumbre Road in Santa Barbara.

CHP officers say the man was in the freeway’s number four lane when he was struck. He died a short time later at a hospital. Witnesses say the man was hit by a large SUV which fled the scene.

The name of the victim hasn’t been released. There’s no word on why the man was on the highway.