Man blamed for deadly crash identified

October 11, 2011

Jeffrey LaChance

Officers arrested 55-year-old Jeffrey LaChance of Paso Robles for allegedly causing an accident that left one woman dead Monday afternoon.

LaChance was driving northbound on Highway 1 south of Hearst Castle when he attempted to pass a tour bus. He clipped the bus and crashed head on into a Toyota Camry.

A female passenger in the Camry was killed and the male driver is in a coma. Both are from Pennsylvania.

Officers booked LaChance into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of vehicular homicide with gross negligence.

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Paso Robles man involved on Monday’s fatal crash was en route to pick up his wife at Hearst Castle