1 Killed; 1 Injured in Crash on Highway 246 (Mission Drive) and Alamo Pintado Road
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. (August 12, 2020) — Antonio Ramirez Jr., 42, of Santa Barbara, died Monday morning in a collision that injured Steve Holmlund, 62, of Santa Ynez, on Mission Drive (Highway 246) in Santa Ynez Valley.
The Santa Barbara man was driving a Ford C-Max sedan when he reportedly crossed into the path of a Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by Holmlund.
The crash took place at 9:15 a.m. near Alamo Pintado Road. It prompted a response from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol, American Medical Response and CalStar.
Antonio Ramirez Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene and Steve Holmlund was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.
Investigators are looking into whether or not alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.
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