Victim found lying along Highway 166 late Tuesday night
A New Cuyama man was killed following an altercation in New Cuyama late Tuesday night and a suspect is in custody, charged with manslaughter, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff said.
Travis John Studer, 41, was dead when Santa Barbara County firefighters and deputies responded to a man down call on the 500 block of Highway 166, the SBSO reported.The scene was suspicious, and investigation determined Studer had been struck by a car.
Detectives were called in to assist and the investigation led to the identification of a suspect.
He was identified as Doug Allen Lewis,. 33, also of New Cuyama.
Lewis was interviewed and subsequently arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter.
he was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and his bail was set at $50,000.