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UPDATE: Guadalupe man killed in crash on Hwy 1 near Orcutt

Guadalupe man killed in crash on Hwy 1 near Orcutt
Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 23:03:00-04

UPDATE (2 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol is releasing additional information about a crash on Highway 1 near Orcutt Friday that killed a driver from Guadalupe.

It happened at about noon just south of Black Road.

Officers say a Rancho Harvest Farms big rig hauling celery was heading northbound on the highway when a car pulled out of the Rancho Maria Golf Course, directly into front of it.

The big rig driver swerved to avoid the crash, according to CHP, but was unsuccessful and the two vehicles collided.

The truck reportedly rolled. The driver from Guadalupe was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene, investigators say.

Another vehicle heading the opposite direction reportedly tried to avoid the crash and landed in upside down in a ditch.

The other two drivers involved were both from Santa Maria and uninjured, according to CHP.

Drugs or alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash.

Highway 1 remained closed in the area as of 2 p.m.
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UPDATE (1:34 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says the driver of the big rig was killed in the crash.

Highway 1 is closed in both directions in the area.
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UPDATE (1:09 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reports that a total of three vehicles were involved.

Four people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
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(12:47 p.m.) - At least one person was killed Friday in a crash on Highway 1 near Orcutt.

It happened at about noon just south of Black Rd. near Rancho Maria Golf Course.

Two vehicles were involved. One was a big rig that was hauling celery.

The crash blocked both lanes of the highway and the truck's entire load was spilled across the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.