Person killed in crash along Highway 1 near Santa Maria

April 25, 2024


A male driver died after crashing into the trailer of a semi-truck along Highway 1 near Santa Maria Wednesday evening. 

Shortly before 6 p.m., the driver struck the parked trailer of the semi-truck at approximately on Highway 1 by Black Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The sedan became wedged underneath the truck’s trailer. 

Responders pronounced the driver dead at the scene of the crash. A Smitty’s heavy-duty recovery truck lifted the trailer off the sedan. 

Authorities closed Highway 1 in the area in both directions as emergency personnel were at the scene and as Smitty’s workers conducted the heavy extrication.


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