A UC Santa Barbara student was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday afternoon on El Colegio Road near Isla Vista, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) reported.
James Alexander Lu, 18, was traveling westbound on El Colegio Road at approximately 4 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer told the Nexus.
Lu collided with a concrete curb on the north side of the street, according to a CHP press release. He was ejected from the 2015 Kawasaki motorcycle and collided with a bus stop bench and pole.
No other vehicle or persons were involved in the accident.
El Colegio Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes and traffic was directed to Stadium Road during the investigation.
Lu was a resident of Irvine, California. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office released his name on Saturday.
It is currently unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident. The accident remains under investigation by the CHP.
Tamari Dzotsenidze contributed reporting from the scene.
Updated 6:33 p.m.
Updated March 10 at 7:46 p.m.