2 people were hurt in a suspected teen drunk driving crash near the intersection of CA-135 and Goodwin Road in Orcutt.
Teen Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving After 2 Injured in Crash
Last Update: 7/13/2020
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Two people were injured in a three-vehicle suspected drunk driving crash on Highway 135 in Orcutt on Monday morning, May 18. One of the two injured parties was an 18-year-old Santa Maria man who police arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
According to the police, 18-year-old Jesse Star was driving a silver Hyundai sedan southbound on Highway 135 at around 10 a.m. and crashed into a blue Chevy extended cab pickup truck and a silver Mercedes Benz sedan. Police suspect that he was speeding at the time.
The Mercedes went tumbling over a divider and landed on the shoulder in the northbound lane. The Hyundai also rolled over and came to a stop in the shoulder of the southbound lane. The Hyundai lost two wheels in the crash.
At least two people were injured, including Star. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possibly drugs. He was then flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with head trauma injuries.
The female driver of the Mercedes was brought to Marian Regional Medical Center via ambulance.