Pedestrian killed in Los Osos identified
December 23, 2014
The California Highway Patrol has identified a pedestrian killed Sunday evening in Los Osos as 65-year-old San Luis Obispo resident Mauricio Cardenas.
Shortly after 6 p.m., Cardenas was attempting to cross Los Osos Valley Road near Palomino Drive. A vehicle driven by 26-year-old Los Osos resident Ricardo Serafin struck Cardenas, throwing him to the shoulder of the road.
Medics responded to the scene and attempted o revive him, but they did not succeed.
A CHP investigation into the crash is ongoing, but investigators initially said that Serafin was not at fault for the collision. They said darkness and the location at which Cardenas was crossing the street were factors, and alcohol impairment likely was not.
The crash was one of several fatal collisions in or near Los Osos in the past few months.
Four Los Osos residents, including one toddler, have died in car crashes in the last three months. One of the victims was riding a bicycle on Los Osos Valley Road and was also struck by a car.