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UPDATE: 45-year-old motorcyclist from SB dies in crash involving USPS vehicle

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Posted at 5:46 PM, May 02, 2023

California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a mail service vehicle and a motorcyclist.

CHP and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office say the motorcyclist 45-year-old, Michael Joseph Figone of Santa Barbara, died on the scene as a result of the crash.

According to CHP, the mail driver turned left onto Alisa Lane from Marina Drive and Figone collided with the right side of the vehicle.

CHP says Figone was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway.

When first responders arrived they say Figone had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. CHP does not believe drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is being asked to call CHP at 805-967-1234.

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A motorcyclist was killed following a crash with a USPS mail courier vehicle in Santa Barbara Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The crash happened around 4:51 p.m. on the 4200 block of Marina Drive.

Officials said via Twitter that the male rider was assessed and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the mail vehicle was reportedly not injured.

Fire officials said the accident is still under investigation.