Pedestrian Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 101 in Goleta, CA
Goleta, CA -- September 1, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where a semi-truck hit them along Highway 101.
Investigators indicated that the crash took place at around 3:00 a.m. along Highway 101 in the area of Turnpike Road.
According to officials, a pedestrian was on the shoulder along southbound lanes. It appears that pedestrian tried to walk toward the center divider when a big rig hit them in the roadway.
Due to the collision, the pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries. Additional details about the accident are unavailable at this time.
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