Person killed, two suffer major injuries in Highway 46 crash
November 13, 2015
A 25-year-old Fresno man died and two people suffered major injuries in a head-on collision in northeastern San Luis Obispo County Thursday evening on Highway 46 west of Highway 41. The accident site in the same area where actor James Dean was killed in a collision. [KSBY]
Shortly after 7 p.m., the Fresno man was driving west in a white Chevy Cobalt when he crossed over a double yellow line to pass a big rig truck, according to the CHP. The area was a no-passing zone.
A 54-year-old man from Austin, Texas was driving a Volvo in the opposite direction. The Texas man then swerved onto the shoulder to avoid the Chevy.
But, the Fresno man also swerved onto the shoulder, and the two vehicles collided at high speeds.
Emergency responders pronounced the Fresno man dead at the scene. Both the Texas man and his passenger suffered multiple broken bones and were hospitalized. The injured passenger was transferred from a local hospital to the Stanford University hospital.
The CHP has not yet released the identities of those involved in the crash. Authorities reopened the highway about two hours after the fatal collision.