Motorcyclist found dead off of Highway 192 in Montecito

MONTECITO, Calif. - A motorcyclist was found dead off of Highway 192 in Montecito early Friday morning.

California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the culvert along East Valley Road/Highway 192 east of Glen Oaks Drive at around 6:45 a.m. 

Officers found a 47-year-old man dead at the scene.

CHP said the man was riding a 2018 BMW motorcycle westbound on East Valley road at an unknown speed when the vehicle went off the roadway and collided into a drainage culvert. He died at the scene.

Investigators say it's unclear if the crash happened Friday morning or Thursday night. 

Highway 192 was closed for about 20 minutes Friday morning while CHP was on scene.

It's unclear if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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