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Man killed in fiery car crash on Highway 101, officials say

A man was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 101 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Orcutt, California.
A man was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 101 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Orcutt, California. Santa Barbara County Fire Department

One person was killed Wednesday night in a fiery vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Emergency personnel were dispatched shortly before 7:30 p.m. to the southbound freeway lanes at Clark Avenue.

The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, bursting into flames with a person inside, according to emergency radio traffic.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson Mike Eliason reported that a single male occupant was found dead upon arrival.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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