Vehicle plunges 200 feet off road near Rock Front Ranch

One person was killed when a vehicle plunged 200 feet off Highway 166 west of New Cuyama early Friday morning.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Spokesman Dave Zaniboni said firefighters responded to Highway 166 near Rock Front Ranch just before 7 a.m. and found a single vehicle in the Cuyama River bed 200 feet off the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol website shows the crash scene to be near Cable Corral Road and south of the Rock Front OHV area.

Firefighters made their way to the crash site and found one occupant, the driver, dead.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is responding to assist with recovery of the victim, Zaniboni said.

The CHP is investigating the crash.

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