Santa Maria man identified as person killed in 154 rollover

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Santa Maria man has been identified as the person killed in Saturday's rollover crash on Highway 154 near Santa Barbara.

Ricky Lawrence Long, 62, of Santa Maria died at the scene of the crash just before 5 p.m.

Long was driving a Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 154 toward Santa Barbara. The Civic swerved into the oncoming lane, went off the roadway and then flipped as it reentered the road.

Long suffered fatal injuries in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger, a 31-year-old Santa Maria woman, suffered moderate injuries.

The highway was closed in both directions for about three hours while CHP investigated the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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