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Orcutt pizza shop holding fundraiser for daughters of fatal crash victim

Orcutt pizza shop holding fundraiser...

ORCUTT, Calif - An Orcutt pizza shop is holding a fundraiser for the daughters of a woman killed in a fatal crash earlier this week. 

The daughter of one of the two women killed in an early Monday morning crash in Orcutt Ricky's House of Pizza.

They've set up a tip jar for her. They will also be holding a special night next Wednesday, February 15th, where they'll donate a portion of their sales. 

"I encourage the public to come on in and even if you don't order a pizza, just stick five bucks in there for her," Ricky's House of Pizza owner Ricky Velasco said. 

"I couldn't believe it," David Andrade said, who donated. 

David Andrade came in for lunch Wednesday - he felt compelled to donate.

"I'd want people to help my family if something happened to my family for sure," Andrade said. 

37-year-old Tricia Jensen passed away Tuesday after being placed on life support following the rollover crash early Monday morning. 37-year-old Leann Stauffer died at the scene.

The single vehicle accident happened at about 1:30am Monday morning on Highway 135 north of Lakeview Road near Waller Park.

The CHP says the driver of a 2016 Lexus sedan, identified as 25 year old Cameron Oliver of Santa Maria, was driving at a high rate of speed in the rain, made an unsafe turning movement and lost control of the vehicle as it was heading northbound on Highway 135 toward Santa Maria.

The car left the highway, crashed into a fence and concrete bench, rolled over and wound up in the middle of Orcutt Road.

Killed at the scene was Leann Stauffer of Santa Maria who has two children.

Tricia Jensen, a popular local youth sports coach and mother of three children, died Tuesday in the hospital after being placed on life support.

The CHP says both women were riding in the back seat of the car.

The fourth person in the car, identified by the CHP as 38 year old Brian Freeborn of Santa Maria, was in the front right passenger seat and sought his own medical treatment for a scalp laceration.

The driver, Cameron Oliver, was treated for a seatbelt abrasion and charged with driving under the influence.

He has since posted $100,000 bail and is no longer in Santa Barbara County Jail custody.

Cameron Oliver is expected to make his first court appearance on the charge or charges against him early next month.

"It really hits home with Alyssa working here, I can't imagine what she's going through," Velasco said.   


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