Los Osos woman dies in Highway 1 crash
November 12, 2014
A 24-year-old Los Osos woman died early Tuesday morning after she lost control of her car on Highway 1.
Sabrina Hammerlund was driving near Morro Bay when she veered into the center median and then turned too far to the right while trying to straighten her path. Hammerlund’s vehicle left the highway, went down an embankment and hit a private road, where ranchers found it rolled over around 2:40 a.m.
It is currently unclear when the accident occurred. California Highway Patrol officers are still investigating the crash.
Hammerlund, a graduate of Morro Bay High School, worked as a chef at Windows on the Water restaurant in Morro Bay. She was a community volunteer and a proud Los Angeles Dodger fan.
Tuesday’s accident marked the third death of a Los Osos woman under the age of 30 in the last two months. Previously, 27-year-old Margay Edwards’s body was found in a Nevada desert, and bicyclist Anna Deis, 25, died after being struck by a car on Los Osos Valley Road.
During that span, a Los Osos toddler and a 17-year-old boy from Morro Bay also died. Simon Brito, 17, and 22-month-old Mason Gibson were passengers in a car crashed by a man under the influence of synthetic marijuana.