Nipomo man killed in crash on Highway 101

May 15, 2015

CHP@A 26-year-old Nipomo man died Thursday following a truck crash on Highway 101 in Shell Beach.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Alex James Robinson was driving southbound in a flatbed truck carrying contracting tools. Robinson made a turning movement toward the center median, then tried to correct it but lost control on the truck, investigators said.

The vehicle overturned across both lanes of traffic and rolled over. Robinson was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash ejected him onto the center median, and he suffered a serious injury. Emergency responders transported Robinson to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Traffic stopped as workers cleared the wreck. Numerous contracting tools spilled onto the highway during the accident.

California Highway Patrol investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.



  1. fishing village says:

    How heartbreaking that wearing a seatbelt may have helped him! A guy on his way to work, !!, yes work . So sorry to the family of Alex.

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  2. pnishaven says:

    This is for Alex’s family as well as those who stopped to help and those who saw it unfold, sorry that this happened, may time ease your pain. Gives me some hope that this world may not be as bad as I see on the news, that people still care about those they dont know. Rest in peace Alex, say hello to my dad for me.

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  3. SLO_Johnny says:

    seatbelt Seatbelt SEATBELT WEAR A SEATBELT !!!!!!

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  4. Side_Show_Bob says:

    This one really sucks. We were right there where it happened. A horrific scene and sound unfolded right before our eyes. Lots of people sprang into action from the freeway as well as the road down below. Unfortunately, there was so little that could be done for Alex having been thrown from the vehicle. If only a seatbelt was fastened. Things might have been very different. RIP Alex

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