Los Osos man charged with manslaughter
November 8, 2014
A Los Osos man who was the driver in a deadly crash that took the lives of two children was charged with manslaughter on Friday.
On Oct. 25, Tanner Mengore, 22, was driving an SUV at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle on Highway 1 near Cayucos, hit an embankment and went airborne before rolling several times. Two children died in the accident and two adults were hospitalized with major injuries.
The driver, Tanner Mengore, 22, allegedly smoked spice, a synthetic marijuana, before the accident.
On Friday, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office charged Mengore with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of a drug causing injury and child abuse.
Aside from the toddler, the four people in the vehicle had driven to a new smoke shop in Cambria to purchase spice.
Spice, sometimes sold as incense, is popular among teens. It is cheap, looks like marijuana, but can be deadly.