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Driver killed in rollover crash near Buellton identified

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 17:17:58-05

The coroner’s office has identified the driver killed in a rollover crash on Highway 246 near Buellton last week as Ruben Martinez-Casillas, 58, of Lompoc.

The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 14 just west of Domingos Road in the eastbound lanes.

According to the California Highway Patrol, only one vehicle was involved.

It reportedly crashed before rolling onto its side, ejecting Martinez-Casillas.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.