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UPDATE: 1 killed in crash near Santa Maria

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jan 19, 2022

UPDATE (11 a.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old man from Santa Maria was killed in a high-speed crash Wednesday night just west of the city.

Officers say the driver was headed southbound on Bonita School Road, approaching Bonita Lateral Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a sign, telephone guy wires, and a chain-link fence.

CHP says the vehicle ended up on its roof with the driver-side door and roof crushed.

First responders had to use the "Jaws of Life" to remove the driver from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say they are investigating whether alcohol and/or drugs were contributing factors to the cause of the crash.

(7:44 p.m.) - One person was killed in a crash in the Santa Maria Valley Wednesday night.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. at Bonita School Road and Bonita Lateral Road.

One vehicle was involved and traffic restrictions remained in place in the area as of 8 p.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.