2 Hospitalized after Two-Vehicle Collision near Foxen Canyon Road

LOS OLIVOS, CA (February 8, 2022) – Thursday night, David Romero and Joseph Person were hurt in a head-on crash on Highway 154.

First responders received reports of the accident around 6:30 p.m., just west of Foxen Canyon Road.

California Highway Patrol officers said 27-year-old Romero, of Lompoc was heading west on the freeway in a 2003 Pontiac.

For reasons unknown, his vehicle drifted into the eastbound lane. As a result, the Pontiac collided head-on into a 2019 Honda, driven by 36-year-old Person, of Santa Barbara.

Romero and Person both sustained major injuries upon the impact. Medics later airlifted them to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for further treatment.

Authorities closed down a portion of Highway 154 during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened. At this time, it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

Once available, further details will be provided.

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