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Man Killed In Hit And Run Crash On 101 Freeway In Santa Barbara Identified

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:03am

Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was struck, and killed in a hit and run accident on the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara.

Simon Chavez died in the early morning accident Monday on the southbound 101, near the Castillo Street offramp.

The CHP received a 911 call just after 1 a.m. about a man on some freeway lanes. CHP, and Santa Barbara Police officers headed to the area, but by the time they arrived, the 22 year old Santa Barbara man had already been struck, and killed.

Investigators determined that the man had been hit by a white Hyundai which fled the scene. The CHP is looking for the driver of the vehicle. They think the car has damage on its left front, and side. It’s unclear as to why Chavez was on the freeway.

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