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Woman killed near Buellton when she was pinned underneath car identified

California Highway Patrol is investigating

BUELLTON, Calif. - A 43-year-old Buellton woman was killed Wednesday night when for unknown reasons her car rolled over pinning her underneath.

The crash happened in the 7600 block of Highway 246 east of Drum Canyon Road, just outside Buellton, shortly before 9:30 p.m.

When emergency personnel with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department arrived at the scene, they saw a car resting on its side, according to Mike Eliason, a Public Information Officer with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Firefighters were not immediately able to spot the driver Eliason said, but soon located the woman pinned underneath her SUV.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as Veronica R. Vensor, 43, a resident of Buellton. She was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. No one else was injured.

CHP said Vensor was driving her 1995 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Highway 246 at about 70 mph when her car began to slide out of her lane as it rounded a curve in the roadway. The car continued to slide out of the lane until it collided into a raised curb causing it to become airborne and rollover, according to CHP.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the deadly crash. We will update this story when new information becomes available.


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