48-Year-Old Esther TrejoAmong 7 Injured in Santa Barbara County Crash on Highway 154
Santa Barbara County, California (September 16, 2019) – 48-year- old Esther Emiko Trejo of Santa Barbara has been identified as one of the seven victims injured in a suspected DUI multi-vehicle crash on Saturday night in Santa Barbara County, according to a local news source.
The crash was reported at about 7:15 p.m. September 14, on Highway 154 east of Lake Cachuma.
According to the report, 44-year-old Javier Antunez was driving a BMW eastbound on Highway 154 when he drifted into the westbound side and collided head-on with an oncoming Toyota Tacoma. A Jeep then hit the two vehicles.
A passenger in the Toyota sustained major injuries in the crash. She was airlifted to Santa Barbara cottage hospital. The other two occupants of the same car suffered moderate injuries upon impact.
Antunez and his passenger Trejo suffered major injuries following the collision.
Antunez and his passenger Trejo suffered major injuries following the crash.
Three other patients who had minor injuries were attended to by paramedics at the scene.
An initial investigation showed that Antunez was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injuries.
The crash caused a closure of Highway 154 as the scene was examined and cleared.
The crash is under investigation.