A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Sunday after crashing into a tree in Santa Maria.

At 12:30 p.m., personnel from the Santa Maria Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol and American Medical Response were dispatched to the scene on Highway 101 and the Stowell Road northbound offramp, according to emergency dispatch reports. 

An AMR ambulance took the injured rider to Marian Regional Medical Center’s helipad to be tranferred onto a Calstar medical helicopter for transport to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

CHP officers from the Santa Maria area office were investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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