Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision on Highway 166

July 30, 2023


A motorcyclist was killed in a fiery, head-on collision on Highway 166 near Chimineas Ranch Road on Saturday evening.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the motorcyclist crashed into a black Subaru Forester near the intersection of Chimineas Ranch Road and Highway 166. The driver of the SUV reported the crash and that he was trapped in his vehicle.

A medical helicopter transported the driver of the SUV to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he is being treated for critical injuries.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The motorcycle landed in a field, where it burst into flames. The fire burned 2 to 3 acres.

The California Highway Patrol is investigation the fatal crash.

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@Uncle Jack, Are you really that far gone?

I was driving on the 154 through lake Cachuma several years ago when a motorcycle flew by me at well over 100 MPH… there was a rest stop there back then just past the lake and I pulled into it to use the restroom and the motorcycle rider was there… I said hey dude you scared the hell out of me when you passed me… You really should slow down… he laughed and flipped me off and road off… as I approached the 101 it was all backed up… there was a head on and the motorcyclist I asked to slow down was dead… wrapped around the front of a truck….

I will never forget that as long as I live…

Sounds like you had him taken care of just for flipping you the bird. Payback was a bit excessive if you ask me.

I believe we all have an opportunity to help each other but there are some that refuse to listen.