Deadly accident closes Las Positas Rd. On State St

Deadly accident closes Las Positas Rd. On State St.

SANTA BARBARA, California – Yellow crime tape is expected to remain on for at least several hours along a section of Las Positas Road following a fatal accident near Upper State Street.

Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale told NewsChannel 3 that someone was hit and killed by a pickup truck shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Ragsdale said the driver was heading north on Las Positas. He did not know details of how or where the pedestrian was hit.

“DUI is not a factor. The driver is cooperative,” Ragsdale said, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident.”

SBPD’s Critical Accident Reconstruction Team was heading to the scene. The section between State Street and Stanley Drive is expected to remain closed to traffic for at least several hours.

Residents in the area can expect heavier traffic than usual, as drivers use the streets of the Samarkand neighborhood as a detour.