Two people were killed Monday evening in a vehicle accident on Brown Road east of Highway 1 near Guadalupe.
The accident, which was reported shortly before 7 p.m., involved a passenger vehicle and a parked big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The passenger vehicle, a 4-door Saturn sedan, was traveling east on Brown Road, sped through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 1, crossed railroad tracks and slammed into a semi-trailer parked on the side of Brown Road, CHP Sgt. Charles Hoops told Noozhawk.
“Because of the speed, the vehicle lost control, spun out of control, struck the back of a parked big-rig trailer, and the impact caused two fatalities in that vehicle,” Hoops said.
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Damage to the vehicle indicted it was traveling at a high speed, and it reportedly went airborne as it sped through the Highway 1 intersection.
CHP investigators are hoping to use video from security cameras at the nearby packing plant in their investigation.
Names of the male driver and passenger were not released pending notification of relatives.
The driver of the semi was not hurt, Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said.
Noozhawk North County Editor Janene Scully reported from the scene.