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Authorities ID Templeton man killed in crash near Buellton

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 19:32:43-04

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in a crash Saturday morning on Highway 101 near Buellton as Pietro Buompensiero, 79, of Templeton.

The California Highway Patrol says Buompensiero’s truck and a KIA were both heading southbound on the highway when, for unknown reasons, they collided around 5 a.m. near the Avenue of the Flags exit.

The driver of the KIA, which rolled onto its side in the crash, blocking the off-ramp, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation

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