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.



  1. SLO_Johnny says:

    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.

    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      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.

  2. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    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.

  3. Rich in MB says:

    Obviously, we need to ban motor vehicles.

Comments are closed.