The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash that injured five Guadalupe residents on Highway 101 north of the Gaviota Tunnel on Monday.

At about 4:15 p.m. that day, a GMC driving southbound drove across the right shoulder and collided with the raised embankment, causing the vehicle to roll several times, according to the CHP.

The driver, Javier Morales of Guadalupe, 30, passenger Elvia Perea, 23, and three children passengers, ages 8, 5 and 3, were all injured in the crash.

The driver had moderate injuries and the passengers all had major injuries in the crash.

The front right passenger was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by helicopter and the rest of them were transported to the hospital by ambulance, according to the CHP. 

One person was thrown from the vehicle in the rollover crash, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, which also had personnel respond to the incident.

At the time of the crash, the weather was rainy and the roadway was wet.

Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in the collision, the CHP said.

“The cause of the collision and the use of the proper restraint being utilized at the time of the collision remains under investigation,” according to a CHP report.

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