Two-Vehicle Crash On Central Coast Leaves Animal Dead, Woman With Major Injuries
Authorities on the Central Coast are investigating a two-vehicle crash, involving a reported stolen car, that left an animal dead and a woman with major injuries.
It happened on Saturday around 5:30 am on Highway 154 near Foxen Canyon Road in the Buellton area. Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni said one vehicle slammed into a donkey that was wandering in the area.
"That vehicle was in the roadway with the donkey when a second vehicle approached and swerved to miss them," he said. "When that second vehicle swerved, it ended up rolling over and landing in a front yard of a home on Foxen Canyon Road."
The California Highway Patrol said 53-year-old Katrina Sue Cummings of Paso Robles, who was driving the vehicle that overturned, was ejected and suffered multiple skull fractures.
Investigators say a 2016 Jeep Rubicon, which was the first car to hit the donkey, was a stolen vehicle. Its driver, identified as 24-year-old Peter Franklin of Solvang, was arrested.