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Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Pickup on Highway 150 in Carpinteria

Richard Cramer, 43, of Ojai was declared dead at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Via Real

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A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a collision with a pickup truck on Highway 150 at Via Real in the city of Carpinteria. The victim was identified as Richard Cramer, 43, of Ojai. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department photo)

A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a collision with a pickup truck on Highway 150 in the city of Carpinteria.

The crash occurred at about 6 a.m. on Highway 150 at the intersection of Via Real, according to Battalion Chief Robert Kovach of the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District.

Richard Cramer, 43, of Ojai was westbound on Highway 150 on a BMW R1200Rs motorcycle when he collided with a Ford F-150 that was turning onto Via Real, according to Sgt. John Maxwell of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

Cramer suffered severe internal injuries, and was declared dead at the scene, Kovach said.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 47-year-old Oxnard man whose name was not released, was not injured and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigating deputies, Maxwell said.

"The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is investigating this collision to determine its cause and whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor," Maxwell said.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call Deputy John DeLeon at 805.961.7519, or send him an email at [email protected] To leave an anonymous tip, call 805.681.4171 or go to www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html.  

Caltrans District 5 officials said Highway 150 would be closed between Highway 101 to Rincon Hill Road until at least noon because of the crash, and advised drivers to detour using State Route 192 or other local streets.

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