SANTA MARIA VALLEY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters and AMR responded to a single motorcycle crash on the 6300 block of Dominion Road in the Santa Maria Valley Thursday evening.
The crash occurred around 7:09 p.m. east of Orcutt.
The first arriving engine reported locating a single motorcyclist on the ground off the roadway. The motorcyclist was unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse, according to firefighters. CPR was performed on the motorcyclist, however, he unfortunately died at the scene. He is described as a man in his 60s.
County Fire said it is not known at this time if the motorcyclist died from trauma related to the crash or a medical emergency that ensued prior to the crash. The cause of death will be determined after a thorough examination.
CHP reported the involved motorcycle was traveling with a group of five other motorcycles at the time of the collision. Officers determined he was traveling at about 45 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.
This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.