Two men die in weekend crashes in SLO County
July 27, 2015
A 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.