Antonio Ramirez Jr. Killed, Steve Holmlund Injured in Head-On Collision at Highway 246 and Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang


Antonio Ramirez Jr. and Steve Holmlund ID’d as Victims of Solvang Head-On Accident at Highway 246 and Alamo Pintado Road

Antonio Ramirez Jr. Killed, Steve Holmlund Injured in Head-On Collision at Highway 246 and Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang

Solvang, California – Antonio Ramirez Jr., 42, of Santa Barbara, and Steve Holmlund, 62, of Santa Ynez, were identified as the victims of a Solvang head-on accident that happened last week Friday.

The California Highway Patrol said the collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 246 and Alamo Pintado Road at around 9:12 a.m. August 7.

Ramirez was driving a Ford C-Max east on Highway 246 and Holmlund was driving a Ford F-350 truck westbound on the same highway.

Police said Ramirez allowed his car to move into the westbound lane into the path of the F-350, where the two vehicles collided head-on.

Ramirez was trapped inside his car and was extricated by Santa Barbara County firefighters who pronounced him dead at the scene.

CHP said Holmlund suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Highway 246 was shut down in both directions as the crew worked to clear the roadway.

CHP suspect alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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