Fatal crash slows traffic through Carpinteria

Man was having medical emergency at time of crash

SUMMERLAND, Calif. - One person is dead following a two-car crash in Summerland that slowed northbound traffic on Highway 101 through Carpinteria Monday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, it happened around 8:30 a.m. on the northbound side of Highway 101 near the Evans Avenue exit when a man crashed his car into the vehicle in front of him. The man reportedly was having a medical emergency which led to the minor car accident. Paramedics arrived on scene but were unable to revive the man and he was declared dead on scene.

The crash involved a black Kia sedan and a gray Volkswagon SUV. It is unclear which vehicle the deceased man was driving at the time.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

This is a developing story.


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