Fatal Traffic Collision on Las Positas Road

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On November 4, 2021, around 6:30pm, Santa Barbara Police Officers, City Fire Department, and AMR Paramedics responded to the area of Las Positas Road and Stanley Avenue for a report of a serious traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

When officers arrived on scene, they located an unresponsive female north of Stanley Avenue laying in the roadway. Officers conducted CPR until paramedics arrived on scene. Tragically the female passed away from their injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled over and contacted the Combined Communications Center to report the accident. DUI does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

During the initial phase of this investigation, it is believed the female was several dozen feet north of Stanley Avenue and started crossing the roadway from the east side of the street to the west when she was stuck by a large pickup truck driving north on Las Positas Road.

Las Positas Road was closed from Stanley Avenue to McCaw Avenue for approximately 6 hours while the Critical Accident Reconstruction Team conducted their initial investigation.

This case is currently active and no other information can be released at this time. The pedestrians name is being withheld pending notification of family.

If anyone witnessed the collision, please contact the Santa Barbara Police Department – 805-897-3719.



Contact Info


735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

P: (805) 963-0611
F: (805) 564-5475

Sgt. E. Ragsdale, Communications Sergeant – PIO