Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a head-on collision just after 9 a.m. at Highway 246 just east of Alamo Pintado in Solvang.
The collision involved two vehicles, one a truck and the other a small SUV, according to Cpt. Daniel Bertucelli, of SBC Fire.
Upon arrival fire officials determined there were two people involved, one with minor injuries and one fatal, he added.
Local law enforcement is doing an investigation into the accident and traffic will be impacted until further notice. Highway 246 is closed at Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang and motorists should be aware of law enforcement and other emergency responders, including Caltrans in this area.
US Highway 101 and Highway 154 remains open for travelers with a local detour in place.
Use caution in the area.