Nicole Lawson Killed in Painted Cave Road DUI Crash [Santa Barbara, CA]

Nicole Lawson Killed in Painted Cave Road DUI Crash [Santa Barbara, CA]

Officers Arrest Daniel Zuzinec in Santa Barbara Fatal DUI Crash

Santa Barbara, CA (July 29, 2022) – On Saturday, Nicole Lawson, 45, died, and officers arrested Daniel Zuzinec, 37, in a DUI crash on Painted Cave Road.

It was just before 10 p.m. when the fatal collision took place north of Highway 154.

The authorities received a report of a woman down in the roadway. When they arrived, the authorities Nicole Lawson dead at the scene.

Moreover, officers arrested Daniel Zuzinec on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. 

Officers say Zuzinec experienced a medical emergency at the crash scene. The paramedics rushed him to a local hospital.

Daniel Zuzinec is currently in custody at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail. He faces charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, DUI causing injury, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Also, reports say that he has previous pending charges.

In the meantime, officers are investigating the Santa Barbara fatal DUI crash. Officers are awaiting the final autopsy and toxicology results to identify Lawson’s official cause of death.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Nicole Lawson. May you have courage during this difficult time.


File a Wrongful Death Case

As the loved ones of Nicole Lawson, it is difficult to accept such a loss that could have been prevented.

Thus, it is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. It is a lawsuit that gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice. It forces liable parties to become accountable for their actions.

Furthermore, a wrongful death claim is a civil action brought forth by relatives of a deceased victim whose death was caused by the negligence of another party. Holding the party responsible for your loved one’s passing accountable.

To the bereaved of Nicole Lawson, call Sweet Lawyers now and talk to our legal experts.

We recommend for you hire a lawyer who will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement.

You can call (800) 674 7852. Also, you may also reach us through our website.

We have live agents who can assist you anytime you need legal advice. We are open any time of the day and any day of the week.

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