Two killed in Paso Robles crashes
January 1, 2012
Two people are dead and one is seriously injured as the result of two crashes that occurred in Paso Robles on Sunday morning.
Shortly after 3 a.m., the driver of a Ford pickup traveling westbound on Linne Road near Long Hill Road passed another vehicle before losing control of his truck.
Eric Luth, 20, of Paso Robles veered off the road and hit several mailboxes. He then overcorrected and rolled his truck ejecting an 18-year-old Paso Robles man who was not wearing his seat belt.
The truck then hit an oak tree and landed on the currently unnamed male passenger killing him
Emergency personnel transported Luth to Twin Cities Community Hospital with major injuries. Another passenger in the truck, Erin Chon, 18, of Paso Robles was not injured.
Officials suspect alcohol played a part in the accident.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested Tanner Storsteen, 18, the driver of the car Luth passed, for DUI at the site of the Luth accident. Storsteen’s three 18-year-old passengers were released to “responsible adults.”
At about 9 a.m., Vincent Mack, 19, of Paso Robles was driving his Kia Rio on Nacimiento Lake Drive when he drifted off the road and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in this accident.