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Investigators' orange paint marks the locations where tires came to rest after a motorcycle struck a car on Foxen Canyon Road, killing the rider, Sunday morning in this photo provided by Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

An 18-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was riding crashed head-on into a car on Foxen Canyon Road south of Tepusquet, the California Highway Patrol said.

The rider, identified by Righetti High School students as a senior at the school, was apparently riding southbound in the 7600 block of Foxen Canyon Road about 9:50 a.m. when his Yamaha street bike crossed a double yellow line into the path of a northbound Honda Accord.

Scott Safechuck, spokesman for Santa Barbara County Fire Department, which sent two units to the crash, said that despite lifesaving efforts, the rider was declared dead at the scene from injuries.


County Reporter/Associate Editor

Lee Central Coast Newspapers associate editor Mike Hodgson covers Santa Barbara County government and events and issues in Santa Ynez Valley. Follow him on Twitter @MHodgsonSYVNews.

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