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San Juan Teacher Upgraded to Fair Condition Following Dramatic Crash

A Santa Barbara news station has been closely following the aftermath of Thursday's accident. See the reports.

Kelli Groves, a first-grade teacher at , remains at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara following Thursday's dramatic crash in Buellton, but her condition has been upgraded to fair, according to a Santa Barbara TV news report.

KEYT News has broadcast two detailed reports of the aftermath of the accident.

See a harrowing photo of firefighters saving Kelli here. The condition of her 10-year-old daughter, Sage, was upgraded from critical to serious. 

Meanwhile, Groves' 10-week-old baby girl, Milo, has arrived back home and is in the care of family members. A Santa Barbara firefighter credited a properly installed infant car seat with saving the baby's life.

The family was driving north on the 101 when their BMW was hit by a big-rig truck. The truck fell 100 feet off a bridge to Nojoqui Creek below while the BMW teetered halfway off the bridge's ledge.

Firefighters – and Navy Seebees who were stuck in the traffic aftermath – came to the rescue, . The truck driver was killed.

See the report here. The previous day, the news station highlighted the efforts to save the Groves family. See that report here.  


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