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Louisiana man identified as motorcyclist killed in Santa Maria crash

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A man from Louisiana has been identified as the motorcyclist killed in a crash in Santa Maria.

The crash happened Saturday off of North Broadway just past Preisker Lane.

The man was identified as Richard Kittle, 44, from Louisiana. Authorities says Kittle was in California for work. 

Kittle was pronounced dead at the scene after he collided with a semi-truck. The driver of the semi was uninjured. 

A witness at the scene reported that Kittle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Traffic was slowed for hours in both directions while Santa Maria police investigated.

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