Highway 1 Suspected DUI Crash Left Two Lompoc Women Dead

SANTA BARBARA, CA (November 3, 2022) – Early Friday morning, Jenna Causby and Dorothyann Guthrie were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 1.

The fatal incident happened around 4:05 a.m., one mile north of Highway 101 junction.

According to the CHP, the impact left both vehicles on fire.

Investigators said a southbound Ford C-Max MPV driven by 22-year-old Kyle Nelson of Goleta crossed over double yellow lines on the highway.

As a result, the Ford collided with a northbound Chevrolet Malibu, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

Tragically, the Malibu occupants died at the scene. The California Highway Patrol later identified the deceased victim as 19-year-old Jenna Causby and 20-year-old Dorothyann Guthrie, both from Lompoc.

Furthermore, emergency crews also transported the Ford driver, 22-year-old Kyle Nelson, to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Nelson was to be arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving intoxicated.

Those with further information regarding the Highway 1 head-on crash are encouraged to contact Santa Barbara County Officials immediately.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Jenna Causby and Dorothyann Guthrie.

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