Two people were killed and three others injured Monday night when a vehicle crashed over the side of Gibraltar Road in the hills above Santa Barbara.
The accident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Gibraltar Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle ended up on its roof an estimated 300 feet below the roadway, said Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Two people were declared dead at the scene, he added.
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Of the remaining occupants, one person was critically injured, a second had moderate injuries, and the third had minor injuries, Zaniboni said.
The most seriously injured person was hoisted from the wreckage by a county helicopter and was to be flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Zaniboni said.
The other two were to be taken to the hospital by AMR ground ambulance.
Personnel from the sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team also were responding to the incident.
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