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Jogger Killed in Traffic Accident

The 45-year-old jogger who was hit by a car in Santa Ynez on December 27 has been identified as Ryuta Yamaguchi of Santa Ynez. The CHP says Yamaguchi was killed after being hit by a minivan on Refugio Road at Deer Trail Lane.

An 89-year-old woman from Solvang hit Yamaguchi in an intersection. Yamaguchi was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officials do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.

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