Los Osos woman killed in crash in Paso Robles
December 16, 2015
A 26-year-old Los Osos woman was killed in a head-on crash crash with a woman driving the wrong way on Highway 101 in Paso Robles on Wednesday morning. Two other people sustained major injuries and a third person suffered minor injuries.
Shortly after 3 a.m., Lindsay Faye Matzie was driving a Toyota southbound on the highway with two passengers when she crashed into a Ford headed northbound in the southbound lane. A Paso Robles resident, 22-year-old Lauren Aldrete, was driving the Ford.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found all four people trapped in the vehicles, according to a city of Paso Robles news release. Firefighters used the jaws of life to to extricate three people in less than 20 minutes.
Responders pronounced Matzie dead at the scene.
Ambulances transported two patients with major injuries to Sierra Vista Medical Center and one with moderate injuries to Twin Cities Community Hospital, according to the Paso Robles news release.
The alleged wrong-way driver is facing charges.
Aldrete was arrested, according to the CHP. The news release does not elaborate on the arrest.
Officials have not yet announced a cause of the collision. CHP investigators have not ruled drug or alcohol impairment as contributing factors.