Los Osos woman was intoxicated prior to fatal crash
December 2, 2014
A Los Osos woman who died after losing control of her car last month on Highway 1 was driving while heavily intoxicated, according to the CHP. [Tribune]
Sabrina Hammerlund, 24, spun her car off Highway 1 near Morro Bay either late at night on Nov. 11 or early in the morning of Nov. 12. Her vehicle rolled down an embankment and slammed into a private road, where ranchers found it rolled over around 2:40 a.m.
At the time of the crash, Hammerlund was more than four times the legal limit of .08 percent, CHP Officer Richard Lee said Monday.
Hammerlund was a graduate of Morro Bay High School who worked as a chef at Windows on the Water restaurant in Morro Bay. She previously worked as a barista in the café at the Back Bay Inn in Los Osos.
Hammerlund’s death marked the third time in a two-month span that a Los Osos woman under the age of 30 died. During that period, a Los Osos toddler and a 17-year-old Morro Bay boy also died.
With the exception of one unresolved case, each of the deaths occurred in car accidents. One of the vehicles hit a bicycle, and another crashed while the driver was under the influence of marijuana.
Lee said that five of the nine fatal accidents that have occurred in San Luis Obispo County since Oct. 1 have involved drug or alcohol impairment.