Abel Maldonado’s son in second fatal crash
August 14, 2014
The son of former Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado was a passenger in a truck that struck and killed a cyclist on Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria on Saturday. [KCOY]
A 16-year-old driver and Nicolas Maldonado, 18, were in the truck towing a horse trailer when it struck and killed a Chula Vista man. Matthew Troy O’Neill,33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither Maldonado nor the unnamed driver were injured in the accident. Investigators do not think drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.
In July 2014, Maldonado was riding with his mother when a driver failed to heed a stop sign also on Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria. The driver of that car died and Madonado and his mother were sent to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.