Katha Penny and Steven Mon Injured in Deadly Crash on Highway 154 [Santa Ynez Valley, CA]

Katha Penny and Steven Mon Injured in Deadly Crash on Highway 154 [Santa Ynez Valley, CA]
Katha Penny and Steven Mon Injured in Deadly Crash on Highway 154 [Santa Ynez Valley, CA]

3 Injured in Fatal Santa Ynez Valley Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 154 near Meadowvale Road

SANTA YNEZ, CA (October 10, 2022) – Sunday morning, Steven Mon, 52, and Katha Penny, 60, died in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 154 near Meadowvale Road.

The fatal accident happened at around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 154 near Meadowvale Road.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the accident involved three unidentified vehicles.

Moreover, responders pronounced the driver of a CMAX, dead at the scene. The unidentified man is of Santa Maria residence. Then, paramedics transported three occupants of one of the vehicles with non-life-threatening injuries.

Later reports revealed that an Anaheim man, driving a Toyota Highlander, sustained injuries in the crash. Authorities identified the person as 52-year-old Steven Mon.

Another individual injured was 60-year-old Katha Penny of Oxnard, whose vehicle, a BMW X5, overturned in the crash.

Furthermore, CHP closed both directions of the highway between Edison Street and Highway 246 to give way to the responders. All lanes on HWY 154 have long since reopened.

Meanwhile, the Santa Ynez Valley crash remains under investigation.


During this tragic time, we would like to send our sincere sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of the victim. We also hope for a speedy recovery for all of those involved.


Dealing with The Loss after the Crash in Santa Ynez Valley

Assigning blame is usually one of the last things you would consider doing in a time of devastating loss. However, the family of the victim must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the first step toward closure.

“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Nothing can bring back those dearly departed. However, we strive to secure our clients’ future, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.

Sweet Lawyers consist of a compassionate legal team that aids families in the most delicate moments. Moreover, we are well-versed in the legal justice system. Our firm buckles down when it comes to our clients’ futures and well-being. If you are facing a wrongful death case, call (800) 674 7852. We encourage you to rest and rehabilitate. Meanwhile, we’ll determine the ideal approach to getting you the restitution you deserve. If you’re interested, call our wrongful death attorneys today.

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