Templeton man killed in crash, 3 others injured
August 2, 2015
A 77-year-old Templeton man died in a car crash on Highway 41 near Morro Bay Saturday afternoon that injured an additional three people.
At about 2 p.m., Nicholas Bundren, 24, of Atascadero, was driving a Ford Fusion west on Highway 41 east of Mission Drive when he drove into the oncoming lane, directly into the path of a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by the 77-year-old. The Templeton man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the hospital, and his passenger Jane Mercer, 64, also of Templeton, sustained minor injuries.
Emergency medical personnel transported Bundren to the hospital where he is being treated for major injuries.
The driver of a third vehicle, Richard Gentil, 27, of Los Osos, swerved to miss the crash before Bundren’s car crashed into the side of his vehicle. Gentil sustained minor injuries.