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Rollover Accident Ties Up Highway 101 Traffic at Gaviota

Female victim extricated from wreckage, transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

A woman is extricated from the wreckage of her vehicle Friday on Highway 101 after a rollover crash near Gaviota. She was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
A woman is extricated from the wreckage of her vehicle Friday on Highway 101 after a rollover crash near Gaviota. She was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Southbound Highway 101 traffic was backed up in the Gaviota area Friday morning following a rollover vehicle accident.

The single-vehicle crash on a raining morning occurred at about 7:15 a.m. just north of the Gaviota Rest Stop, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of a small SUV that ended up on its roof — a woman believed to be in her 20s — was trapped in the wreckage, according to Mike Eliason, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Santa Barbara County firefighters extricated the victim, and she was transported by AMR ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Details on her injuries and condition were not available.

Traffic was reported backed up to the Highway 1 intersection, with the left southbound lane remaining open, Eliason said.

The crash was under investigation by the CHP.

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