UDPDATE (3:38 p.m.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver as Jonathan Logan Knight, 23, from Goleta/Mesa, Arizona.
UPDATE (9:08 a.m.) – CHP says the driver was a 23-year-old man. His name has not yet been released.
UPDATE (3:56 a.m.) – The driver of a Hyundai Sedan impacted a steel pole.
Scott Safechuck, the Santa Barbara County Fire Information Officer, shared in a tweet that it was a male driver.
There were no others in the car with him.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY (2:53 a.m.) – There has been one confirmed fatality after a car crash early this morning. It occurred on the State Street off-ramp on Highway 101.
From 1:50 to 1:55 a.m. it was recorded that there was debris in the lane and the vehicle appeared to be totaled.
A medical and fire team arrived at the scene by 2:01 a.m. and a police unit arrived five minutes after, according to the Ventura Highway Patrol Traffic Incidents Report.
They changed the identification of the accident from a traffic collision to a confirmed fatality at 2:11 a.m.
The lane was cleared up and open by 2:25 a.m.
Officers are currently at the scene getting more details on the accident.
This is a developing story, and more information will be available as it comes out.