LOMPOC, Calif. – One Lompoc resident has died after a traffic collision on Wednesday between a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle and a 2022 Tesla Model S on Highway 1 less than a mile south of the exchange with Highway 246.
The name of the 23-year-old motorcyclist and Lompoc resident has not been publicly released.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) detail that a 23-year-old Lompoc resident was traveling southbound on Highway 1 on their yellow and black Yamaha YZF-R1 at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour as they approached a right curve.
According to CHP, the motorcyclist entered the opposing lane of traffic as they navigated the turn and collided head-on with a blue Tesla Model S that was heading northbound on Highway 1 resulting in fatal injuries for the motorcyclist and minor injuries to the other driver.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact CHP Officer T. Hall at 805-688-5551.