Paso Robles man dies in Templeton car crash

August 15, 2012

A 22-year-old Paso Robles man died early Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a tree on South El Pomar Rd. near Rancho Rd. in Templeton.

California Highway Patrol officials said a Templeton resident heard a speeding car followed by a loud crash at about 2:43 a.m. Officers arrived on the scene to find the car up against the tree and the driver deceased.

The name of the driver is not being released until his next of kin is notified.

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We have mailed his belongings to his parents. ibeme, do NOT come looking for my house.

Thank You! It’s appreciated

My family has gathered his scattered belongings since we live right next to the crash site. It’s nothing significant, just things like pens, golf balls, matches, his glasses. I suspect his family would be glad to have these back, and we will try to contact his family as soon as we know who he is.

The family is just trying to cope right now. They are in shock!

I am his family. I don’t know if you contacted the person below me, but I do not know who they are. I would appreciate an email if you honestly have belongings of my cousin. The entire family is very close, and we would love to have any of Sam’s belongings. Please contact me at . Thank you.

Apa grapa I see you clearly don’t know me or my intentions. That’s fine I understand. It’s up to you then I’m out of it. I only wanted it for the family

Very well done, beenthere,

Thank you for posting what many of us parents of teens are going through with the similar issues.

Our moto aand rally cry is: Be safe and be careful and do not hesitate to call us we do not care about the whys or ware fores, we care about you… Call us…

We are waiting up to hear from you and will give you a ride under any circumstances…

Thanks. Yes as parents it would be sicking enough to have someone else make a mistake and kill your child. WORSE is when it is there own and no one else is around. You imagine there frieghtening last seconds and that you weren’t there for them and to say goodbye. I know of a few that have lost a child to other instances this last couple years and the one thing they all say, is the worse thing to have to do is bury your child, when it should be they bury you.

His name is Sam Mcnarin. His glasses were a huge part of his personality. His family and friends would be very appreciative of what you and your family did. he has a Facebook

Sadly I was just telling my teenage kids (while driving back roads in that area) a couple days ago how it makes me sick to see how many young people I have seen die on back roads east of Templeton and Paso Robles over my 32 years of living here.

Hopefully I always hope that other young people are reading this and don’t become the next statistic on those roads. Many curves and many trees. Slow down and live a long life.