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Man killed in single-vehicle crash near Santa Maria

A man was pronounced dead in a vehicle crash west of Santa Maria on Monday morning.
A man was pronounced dead in a vehicle crash west of Santa Maria on Monday morning.

A man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash west of Santa Maria early Monday, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Santa Barbara County and Santa Maria city fire personnel responded to the rollover on Brown Road near Betteravia Road at 6:26 a.m., County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.

The vehicle was on its roof and the male driver, estimated to be 25 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, Zaniboni said. The man was trapped and needed to be extricated from the vehicle, he added.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

American Medical Response, the CHP and the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.

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