SLO High student dies from collision injuries
January 31, 2013
San Luis Obispo High School student Alex Maier died Wednesday evening, two days after crashing his pickup truck on a Highway 101 off-ramp in San Luis Obispo. [KSBY]
Sierra Vista Medical Center pronounced Maier, 17, dead at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday evening.
On Monday, Maier’s Ford F-150 clipped another vehicle at the Santa Rosa Street off-ramp of Highway 101, causing it to spin out of control and flip over a guardrail. Emergency workers had to extract Maier from the vehicle before rushing him to the hospital.
Students at San Luis Obispo High showed their support for Maier while he was in the hospital by standing in a formation displaying the number 23, which the 17-year-old wore on his varsity soccer jersey. Maier was one of the leading goal scorers on the school’s soccer squad.
San Luis Obispo High School Principal Leslie O’Connor told KSBY that Maier brought joy to the campus.
“Alex would always walk pretty much right past us every morning and we would say hi,” O’Connor said. “It’s very somber.”