Arroyo Grande teen killed in crash identified

December 10, 2015

Caution_TapeThe Arroyo Grande teen killed in a single car accident on Buckley Road has been identified as Cody Malone. Malone, 18, was a 2015 graduate of Lopez High School.

Shortly before 4 a.m., the teen was traveling eastbound on Buckley Road near Highway 227 to fast for the wet conditions, according to the CHP. Malone lost control of his truck, it slid off the road, hit a fence near the airport and rolled on its side.

Emergency personnel pronounced Malone dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the CHP. No one else was in the pickup, and no other vehicles were involved in the collision.

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Almost certainly at the one turn on Buckley and the “fence near the airport” was the airport fence. A friend with a business at the turn wondered about why all the Sunday double-time by County workers. He didn’t realize that the fence was regularly taken out on Saturday nights by people taking the long way from the Grad to avoid SLO cops on Broad St. and being the airport fence had to be fixed immediately.

Kaiser Bill

Wear your seatbelt.


So tragic for a young life to be lost. Condolences to his loved ones.


18 years old (an inexperienced driver) in the dark, in the rain, going to fast, no seat belt

Recipe for disaster


A darned shame. Another senseless “no seatbelt” fatality.


What a shame. Condolences to this young man’s family.