Man from Solvang and woman from Santa Maria died in Sunday afternoon collision

The Santa Barbara County Coroner has identified the man and woman killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision in New Cuyama.

The victims were Jimmy Riley, 52, of Solvang and Ronamarie Molon, 34, of Santa Maria, a Coroner spokesman said.

Riley was the driver of a Honda Civic that for unknown reasons veered from the eastbound traffic lanes of Highway 166  at Hubbard Street through a left turn lane and into the westbound lanes where it collided with a tanker truck.

Riley and Molon both died in the crash. Neither was wearing their seatbelts, the CHP said.

The truck driver, Hector Farias, 64, of Shafter, was seriously injured and flown to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.