Pedestrian dies in Los Osos crash

December 22, 2014

los-osos-A car hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday evening in Los Osos, continuing a recent string of tragedies in the coastal San Luis Obispo County community.

Shortly after 6 p.m., a 65-year-old man, whose name authorities have not yet released, was attempting to cross Los Osos Valley Road near Palomino Drive. A Dodge Challenger driven by 26-year-old Los Osos resident Ricardo Serafin hit the pedestrian, throwing him to the shoulder of the westbound lane.

Emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after and attempted to revive him but did not succeed.

California Highway Patrol investigators determined that Serafin was not at fault for the collision, citing darkness and the location at which the pedestrian was crossing the street. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the collision.

Following Sunday’s fatality, five Los Osos residents, including one toddler, have died in car crashes in the last three months. One of the victims, Anna Deis, was riding a bicycle on Los Osos Valley Road when she was hit by a car.

Additionally, the September death of 27-year-old Los Osos resident Margay Edwards remains unresolved. ATV riders found Edwards’ body lying on a dirt track in a Nevada desert in September.

A memorial service for the recently lost lives took place earlier this month at Saint Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Los Osos.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.