H-SANTA MARIA

Nov 21, 2013 3:01 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

CHP: 22-year-old involved in fatal crash was speeding before accident

The California Highway Patrol says the 22-year-old involved in a fatal collision Wednesday night was driving about 65 to 70 miles per hour before the crash.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday on Betteravia Road, just west of Ray Road. The CHP says the speed limit in that zone is 55 miles per hour. Officers also say the weather conditions were poor at the time of the crash.

Officers say a 22-year-old man from Santa Maria was speeding when he drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a head on collision with another driver.

The 22-year-old had major injuries to his foot and his knee. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The other driver, who officers say was from Santa Maria, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers haven't released the identity of the person who was killed.

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