Two-Vehicle Crash Near Constellation Road Left Three Fatalities

LOMPOC, CA (June 19, 2023) – Early Tuesday, a head-on crash on Highway 1 killed Zeferino Chavez Martinez, Adelina Cortez Olea, and Rosalva Chavez Cortez. The fatal collision happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. along northbound Highway 1, just south of Constellation Road. According to California Highway Patrol, a southbound 2008 Kia sedan drove onto the oncoming lanes of Highway 1 for unknown reasons. Consequently, the Kia crashed head-on with a Chevrolet pickup traveling northbound. Responding emergency personnel declared the three occupants of the Kia dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics rushed the two occupants of the pickup to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. They were only identified as a 52-year-old male driver and a 19-year-old male passenger from Lompoc. On Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County coroner’s office identified the deceased occupants as Zeferino Chavez Martinez, 47, Adelina Cortez Olea, 48, and Rosalva Chavez Cortez, 18. Officials determined all the victims to be Santa Maria residents. At this time, the CHP Buellton-area office is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal head-on crash.
The Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and families of Zeferino Chavez Martinez, Adelina Cortez Olea, and Rosalva Chavez Cortez.
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