A Lompoc man was killed last weekend in a head-on crash caused by a suspected drunken driver.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed that a two-vehicle crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. Aug. 22 on Harris Grade Road near Burton Mesa Road, officer Kelly Valdez said Friday.
Valdez said that a southbound 2017 white BMW driven by Isaac Valentino DeLuna, 20, of Lompoc crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 1995 Ford pickup truck.
“As a result of the head-on collision, the 68-year-old male sustained fatal injuries,” Valdez said.
Killed in the crash was Benjamin Romayor of Lompoc, according to Valdez.
DeLuna received minor injuries, including a laceration to his right hand.
CHP officers said alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the collision.
DeLuna was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent.
Criminal charges had not been filed as of Friday afternoon in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. Delays often occur to allow officers additional time to investigate the circumstances surrounding a crash.