SLO man identified as deceased motorcyclist
July 27, 2015
The California Highway Patrol has identified the man who died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 101 Sunday evening as 35-year-old San Luis Obispo resident Victor Hugo Padilla-Diaz. [KSBY]
Shortly after 6 p.m., Padilla-Diaz lost control of his motorcycle while on northbound Highway 101, north of the Higuera Street on-ramp in San Luis Obispo. He was riding at a high speed and failed to negotiate a curve in the road, according to the CHP.
The motorcycle drifted into the center median, striking a metal guardrail and ejecting Padilla-Diaz. The San Luis Obispo man then collided with several wooden posts on the guardrail.
Padilla-Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say Padilla-Diaz was wearing a helmet. It is unknown, though, whether he was under the influence of alcohol.
A CHP investigation into the crash is ongoing.