Authorities have released the name of the pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle and killed on Highway 101 in Goleta last week.
The victim was Michael Saffold, 29, of Goleta, according to Raquel Zick, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau.
At 1:48 a.m. on Nov. 11, a passenger vehicle struck Saffold in the northbound lanes about a quarter-mile south of Fairview Avenue, according to Capt. Scott Safechuck of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Saffold was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saffold attended Goleta Valley schools, and earned an associate’s degree in computer network engineering and electronics from SBCC, according to his obituary posted on Noozhawk.
He was employed by Jordano’s as an HR IT administrator.
An annual SBCC scholarship for a student majoring in CNEE is being developed in Saffold’s honor.
A celebration of life and barbecue dinner will be held 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Goleta Boys & Girls Club, 5701 Hollister Ave. All are welcome to attend.
Gifts in Saffold’s memory may be made to the SBCC Foundation to establish the Michael Saffold Memorial Scholarship.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating the collision, and no further details about the incident have been released.