Los Osos family suffers third accidental death
October 7, 2015
In a span of less than a year, a Los Osos family has lost three of its members in fatal crashes.
The 24-year-old man killed Tuesday night in Los Osos has been identified as Michael Brito. Brito was struck by a car while attempting to cross Los Osos Valley Road in front of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
On Oct. 25, 2014, Brito was a passenger in an SUV that crashed on Highway 1 in Cayucos. The crash killed Brito’s 17-year-old brother, Simon Brito, and his 22-month old nephew, Mason Gibson.
Brito’s sister, Wendi Brito, suffered critical injuries in the crash but survived. Michael Brito was in fair condition following the crash.
The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Tanner Mengore, allegedly smoked spice prior to the crash. Prosecutors have charged Mengore with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
On Tuesday night, Michael Brito was struck by a 2010 silver Prius headed westbound on Los Osos Valley Road at approximately 45 miles per hour.
The CHP says the driver was not at fault for the accident.
Brito’s family lives near the site of the accident. Shortly following the accident, family members were screaming with grief at the scene, KSBY reported.
The family previously lived in Morro Bay and currently lives in Los Osos.