Two men die in weekend crashes in SLO County

July 27, 2015

ambulance 4A Big Sur man died in fiery crash outside of Paso Robles early Saturday morning, and a motorcyclist died in a crash Sunday evening on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo.

Sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturday, CHP investigators say a 22-year-old man from Big Sur lost control of his truck on Nacimiento Lake Drive north of Heritage Loop Road and rolled down a steep embankment. The man was ejected, and the truck collided with a tree, burst into flames and caused a fire that burned about an eighth of an acre. [KSBY]

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but investigators are waiting on autopsy results to make the determination. Officers say the man may have survived had he been wearing a seatbelt.

The fire extinguished on its own, in part due to cool temperatures and recent rain.

Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, a man crashed his motorcycle into the center divider of Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo. The accident occurred on the northbound part of the highway just north of Higuera Street. [KSBY]

The motorcyclist died of his injuries.

Authorities have not yet released either of the victims’ names. The CHP is still investigating both crashes.

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Don’t drive intoxicated, wear seat belts, slow down, don’t tailgate, signal before lane changes; deaths from car accidents would drop dramatically if people would just use some intelligence.

This has been quite a bad year for traffic deaths in SLO.

Driving between jobs around two this afternoon and there was a pretty bad accident on the 101 Northbound, just past the Hwy, 46 West interchange. R.V. and compact tangled. Agreed people need to pay attention to driving.

Goes to show, despite what many young males believe, they aren’t invincible. Yea at that age I thought I was to, not driving but in other ways. Luckily I have made it to middle age.

Obviously, we need to ban motor vehicles.