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Motorcyclist dies in crash with SUV near Santa Ynez

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 19:36:12-04

UPDATE (4:39 p.m.) - A 69-year-old man from Santa Barbara died in a motorcycle crash Thursday near Santa Ynez.

The California Highway Patrol says the man was riding a motorcycle, heading westbound on Baseline Ave., when the driver of an SUV turned in front of him to enter a private driveway.

The motorcycle struck the SUV and the rider was ejected.

The SUV driver was reportedly uninjured.
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(12:10 p.m.) - A motorcyclist died in a crash near Santa Ynez on Thursday.

It happened at about 10:45 a.m. on Baseline Ave. near Linda Vista Dr.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash involved a motorcycle and an SUV.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say the motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 60s, was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived at the scene. Paramedics attempted to revive him but he died at the scene.

Law enforcement is investigating the cause of the crash.