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UPDATE: Santa Maria man killed in crash near Orcutt

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Feb 15, 2022

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.