Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Highway 1 Collision
Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
August 2, 2022
The Coroner's Bureau is releasing the name of the decedent from the fatal traffic crash on 7/28/22 on Highway 1 near San Antonio Road in Lompoc. The decedent is 33-year-old Faysal Hekmat of Santa Maria.
By the edhat staff
July 28, 2022
A motorcyclist has died following a collision with three vehicles on Highway 1 Thursday morning.
At 7:49 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department received the call near San Antonio road.
Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) emergency response joined on the scene and discovered the motorcyclist had fallen 40 feet over the side of the roadway after colliding with three vehicles.
The rider was pronounced deceased on the scene. Another motorist sustained life-threatening injuries to a lower extremity and was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center.
Highway 1 is closed at San Antonio Road. Northbound lanes are closed at the VSFB main gate. Southbound lanes are closed at the south "y intersection." Unknown estimated time of reopening.
This is a developing story.
[Ed Note: This article includes updated information from the SBCFD including 3 vehicles involved instead of the previously reported 2]
#HWYInc: Fatality Motorcycle Accident Update: 3 vehicles & 1 MC. 2 x non-injury, 1 deceased MC rider 40’ over the side. 1 Red tag w/life threatening lower extremity injuries transported to MMC w/SBC M34. HWY 1 WB@Firefighter Rd closed. pic.twitter.com/8s6GvYGiws
— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) July 28, 2022