UPDATE (10:28 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol has identified the driver who died as a 53-year-old Santa Maria man.
Officers say he was heading southbound, south of Clark Avenue, when his Ford F150 went off the road and struck a tree before flipping over a fence and landing in a dirt field.
The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause remains under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: California Highway Patrol is responding to a fatal crash near Orcutt Tuesday night.
The crash happened at around 6:00 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near the Clark Ave. off-ramp.
According to CHP, the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a tree.
At least one person died in the crash, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Drivers in the area should expect a delay as crews are working to clear the scene.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
Vehicle Accident 101 SB JSO Clark, Orcutt. Single vehicle into a tree ending up on its side. Single occupant black tag on scene. Heavy extrication req’d. Traffic restrictions in area. Under Inv by CHP. C/T 1808. pic.twitter.com/RnV0UCmnf6— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) February 16, 2022