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One Person Killed, Two Injured When Vehicle Hits Wall In Goleta

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:29pm

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to figure out why the driver of an SUV apparently lost control of the vehicle on a Goleta street, fatally injuring one person, and injuring two others when it slammed into a wall.

It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, on the 8000 block of Hollister Avenue.

Investigators say a 17-year-old girl lost control of the westbound vehicle, and it slammed into a concrete retaining wall.  24-year-old Francisco Javier Castellanos of Santa Barbara was fatally injured.  The driver, and a second passenger were injured, but are expected to recover.

Investigators say while their work is still incomplete, they think alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

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