SLO man killed in crash near Paso Robles

May 5, 2015

ambulanceA 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man died Monday night in a rollover collision near Paso Robles during which the vehicle hit a pair of trees. [KSBY]

Shortly after 8 p.m.,  Daniel E. McCornack Jr. was driving southbound on Willow Creek Road south of Peachy Canyon Road in a 2011 Honda. McCornacks Honda then turned toward the right shoulder, left the road and hit a tree causing it to rotate and flip over.

The car then hit a second tree and spun around before coming to rest on its side.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. Investigators have not ruled out drugs and alcohol as possible factors.




  1. Perspicacious says:

    I was friends with his dad and aunt growing up. His dad passed away a few years ago and now this! Many prayers for the family!

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  2. charger805 says:

    My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy go out to DJ’s family. He was a gentle soul with a million watt smile. His family has suffered so much, I pray they can find some comfort during this difficult time.
    Hug your loved ones, people.

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  3. OnTheOtherHand says:

    I hope they don’t rule out “distracted driving” to quickly either. I suspect that it has reached the same levels of deadliness as DUI — possibly worse for younger people.

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  4. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Slow down people!!!!

    I watched a guy careen into a Jeffrey Pine on a curve and kill himself before my very eyes. He was speeding and driving under the influence. I had nightmares about it.

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  5. SLO_Johnny says:

    People must SLOW DOWN. Most people have an exaggerate sense of their driving ability; they all think they’re Mario Andretti Jr. Taking a detour through the Emergency Room is the 2nd slowest way to reach your destination. The trip through the morgue is the longest drive a person can take. My heart goes out to his family.

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