Joseph Anthony Nunez Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collisions on Highway 154 [Santa Ynez Valley, CA]


Steven Mon, Katha Penny Injured in Traffic Accident near Meadowvale Road

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, CA (October 12, 2022) – Sunday morning, a crash on Highway 154 claimed the life of Joseph Anthony Nunez.

The incident took place near Meadowvale Road on October 9th, just before 10:30 a.m., involving three vehicles.

According to reports, Nunez was driving east in a 2013 Ford C-Max, on Highway 154. He came up on some slowing vehicles and swerved to avoid hitting them. The C-Max ended up in the westbound lanes of the highway where it struck a 2020 BMW X5, causing it to overturn. The C-Max then continued east on the westbound lanes and, there, it collided with a 2008 Toyota Highlander.

Emergency crews arrived at the site of the collision shortly after. There, they pronounced 40-year-old Joseph Anthony Nunez dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Highlander, 52-year-old Steven Mon, and his three passengers sustained injuries. Medics transported them to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Additionally, the driver of the BMW, 60-year-old Katha Penny, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.


The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of Joseph Anthony Nunez. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435.

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