SOLVANG, CA – Antonio Ramirez Jr. Dead in Head-on Collision on Highway 246

SOLVANG, CA (August 7, 2020) – 42-year-old Antonio Ramirez Jr. was killed in a head-on collision Highway 246, in Santa Ynez Valley.

Just after 9 a.m., Ramirez was driving eastbound on Highway 246 in a Ford C-Max. Driving westbound in a Ford F-350 was 62-year-old Steve Holmlund. For unknown reasons, Ramirez suddenly swerved into the westbound lane and collided head-on with Holmlund.

Holmlund suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters had to extricate him from the wreck due to the extensive damage of the Ford C-Max. 

The cause of the deadly crash is still under investigation, but CHP suspect drugs and/or alcohol as contributing factors.