A Santa Barbara man was killed and his companion was critically injured late Friday night in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Arroyo Grande, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred at about 10:25 p.m. on private property near Los Berros and Milton roads, the CHP said.
The 36-year-old Santa Barbara man was driving at an unknown speed when the 2014 Polaris ATV drifted off the edge of a driveway and slammed into a large tree on an embankment, the CHP said.
The ATV then spun around and struck a second tree, where it came to rest.
The driver was declared dead at the scene, while his passenger, Brian Bullough, 34, of Seal Beach, suffered major injuries, and was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, the CHP said.
The name of the man killed was withheld pending notification of relatives.
“This collision is still under investigation, and it is not known if drugs or alcohol played a part in the collision,” the CHP said.
Correction: This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. on Aug. 17 to say that Brian Bullough is from Seal Beach.