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Fatal crash on Highway 1 in Lompoc


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department has identified the motorcyclist as 39-year old Enrico Marafatto from Italy.


A fatal vehicle accident leaves a motorcyclist dead on Highway 1 near Jalama Road.

Initial reports indicate the incident occurred three or four miles south of Jalama Road and is a vehicle versus a motorcycle.

Upon arrival, crews found the male driver of the motorcycle died on scene. The other vehicle involved is a Ford Explorer. The driver of the Ford Explorer, a female passenger, and two female children all received minor injuries from the incident. All were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. 

CHP says Cal Trans has been called in to assist and investigate.

Lompoc Police says Highway 1 at Highway 246 (Ocean Avenue) is closed to southbound traffic due to the accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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