North County mother and son killed in accidents last weekend
April 27, 2015
Just hours after his mother died in a car crash in Santa Margarita on Saturday, an Atascadero man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
On Saturday afternoon, Donna Dean Magee, 56, of Templeton died in a single vehicle accident. Nearly 12-hours later, her son Zack Lopez, 35, of Atascadero died in a motorcycle accident.
Magee left the Pozo Saloon where she was attending a Saturday afternoon concert and drove to Santa Margarita to get gas, said one of Magee’s co-worker at the Santa Margarita Mercantile.
Magee then headed eastbound on Highway 58 where she lost control of her Toyota Tacoma while going around a curve. The truck went off the road and landed 25 feet below in a dry creek bed. Magee later died from her injuries.
Shortly before 5 a.m. on Sunday, Atascadero police officers responded to a report of a crash and found Lopez had driven off Sycamore Avenue and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved in either accident. Both crashes remain under investigation and it is not yet known if drugs or alcohol were factors in either accident.
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