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Man struck, fatally injured in hit-and-run collision on Highway 101 on South Coast now identified

An impromptu memorial has popped up at the Thousand Oaks intersection where a pro-Israeli demonstrator was fatally injured Sunday.
Lance Orozco
Authorities are still looking for a hit and run driver who fatally injured a man on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Monday.

Driver of SUV which hit Santa Barbara man still being sought.

The name of a man who was struck and killed on Highway 101 on the South Coast has been released, but the circumstances surrounding his death are still a mystery.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials say Noah Richard Turner was struck, and fatally injured on northbound 101 near La Cumbre Road in Santa Barbara early Monday morning. CHP investigators say the 47-year-old man was on the right hand lane of the highway when he was hit.

Witnesses say the Santa Barbara man was struck by a SUV which fled the scene. The driver is still being sought. There’s no word on why Turner was on the highway.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.