Los Osos grieves recently lost lives
December 4, 2014
Los Osos residents gathered at Saint Benedict’s Episcopal Church Wednesday evening to remember several community members who died in a recent string of deaths.
The tragedies began in September when ATV riders found 27-year-old Margay Edwards’ body lying on a dirt track in a Nevada desert. Authorities have not yet determine Edwards’ cause of death or whether or not her death resulted from a homicide.
In October, 25-year-old Anna Deis died after a vehicle collided with her bicycle on Los Osos Valley Road. A toddler, 22-month-old Mason Gibson, died in a car crash in which the driver was under the influence of synthetic marijuana.
Last month, Sabrina Hammerlund, 24, died in another DUI crash. CHP officials said this week that Hammerlund was heavily intoxicated when she crashed her car late at night on Highway 1.
An 86-year-old Los Osos man also died in November after yet another DUI collision. A crash on Foothill Boulevard near San Luis Obispo killed Dr. James Snider, a retired university professor.
Additionally, a 17-year-old Morro Bay boy died in the string of fatalities. Simon Brito was a passenger, along with Gibson, in the car driven by the man under the influence of synthetic marijuana.