3 Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident

Zeferino Chavez Martinez, 47, is one of three people killed in a crash Tuesday on Highway 1 in Lompoc Valley.

Adelina Cortez Olea, 48, and Rosalva Chavez Cortez, 18, also died in the head-on traffic accident. All three people were from Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

The head-on collision between a Kia sedan and a Chevrolet pickup truck occurred around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6th, Noozhawk said.

2 Injured in Head-on Crash on Highway 1

Isidro Galvez, 52, and his passenger, Erid Ortega, 19, were traveling northbound in the pickup truck when the southbound Kia veered into its path and collided.

Firefighters and paramedics from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department along with California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene on the northbound Highway 1, just south of Constellation Road.

All three occupants from the Kia died in the crash. The relationship between Zeferino Chavez Martinez and the other two occupants in the Kia is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the two Lompoc residents riding in the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center.

Authorities closed down Highway 1 for roughly two hours to conduct an investigation.

Police do not suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision.

Finally, witnesses are asked to contact the CHP at 805-688-5551.

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