Bodies of Central Coast car crash victims identified

February 28, 2014

paso crashThe San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two men who died in car crash in Paso Robles Wednesday afternoon as 26-year-old Jeremy Nathaniel Martin and 24-year-old Christopher Michael Medina.

Martin resided in Grover Beach, and Medina lived in Paso Robles. The two men died in a collision on Highway 46 near Union Road in Paso Robles. Their car crossed the path of a large pickup truck, which crushed Martin and Medina’s vehicle.

Toxicology reports on the two men are pending.

About an hour prior to the Paso Robles crash, a Nipomo man died in a collision on Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Okerblom was identified as the victim. Okerblom died in a head on collision.

Santa Ynez resident Susan Jorgenson suffered minor injuries in the crash.


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My condolences to all the friends and families involved.

I am curious if Michael Okerblom was one of *the* Okerbloms (of Santa Maria); the family already suffered from the loss of Eric back when (the texting while driving PSA’s that used to play?).

Can anyone confirm if, in fact, Michael is related to the Santa Maria Okerbloms (Bob and Eilene)?

Michael Okerblom’s parents are Dr. William Okerblom and Maria Patricia Duron.

Thank you for the clarification. It seems such a unique name, and such horrible circumstances, I was afraid to ask; as evident by “dislikes” of my question, apparently.

Still, my condolences for all the families involved.