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Traffic Accident Closes Major Santa Barbara County Highway

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)
A head-on traffic accident closed Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County Friday morning

A head-on traffic accident that's left one person dead closed a major highway in Santa Barbara County for hours.

The collision happened just before 11 Friday morning, on Highway 154 near East Camino Cielo Road.

The crash scattered wreckage across the highway, leading to its complete closure.  In addition to the fatality, a second person was seriously injured. 

Highway 154 was closed from Cathedral Oaks Road to Paradise Road, but it reopened in time for the afternoon commute.

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.