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A motorist was airlifted to a Santa Barbara hospital on Saturday following a head-on crash on Highway 1 west of Santa Maria. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

A motorist was airlifted to a Santa Barbara hospital on Saturday following a head-on crash on Highway 1 west of Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The crash occurred at about 6:15 a.m. at Brown Road and Highway 1, said fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.

The driver of one vehicle suffered serious injuries and was flown by Calstar medical helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Zaniboni said.

His name and details on his condition were not available.

The other driver was not hurt, Zaniboni said.

The crash was under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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Firefighters assisting vehicle accident victim.

A motorist was seriously injured on Saturdayin a head-on crash on Highway 1 west of Santa Maria. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

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Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at tbolton@noozhawk.com.