A Lompoc man died in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 246 between Lompoc and Buellton Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At 7:20 p.m., personnel from Santa Barbara County Fire Department. and CHP were dispatched to the scene of the rollover crash on Highway 246 near Domingos Road, said fire Capt. Daniel Bertucelli.
They arrived to find a Ford Expedition on its side along the eastbound shoulder on the 6400 block of Highway 246.
The vehicle had been westbound when, for unknown reasons, it veered to the north off the roadway and overturned, the CHP said.
The driver and lone occupant, Ruben C. Martinez, 58, was ejected from the vehicle, and suffered fatal injuries. He was declared dead at the scene.
CHP officers from the Buellton-area office were investigating the cause of the crash.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the CHP at 805.688.55551.
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