Distraught pedestrian killed in San Luis Obispo

February 2, 2016

chalkA 23-year-old San Luis Obispo man died after being hit by a car on Foothill Boulevard early Tuesday morning.

At 12:35 a.m., a caller to 911 reported that a distraught man was running from his home on O’Connor Way. While SLO County sheriff’s deputies were on their way, Austin Ryan ran in front of a car on Foothill Boulevard.

Ryan died before he could be taken to a hospital.

The motorist, a 43 year old female resident of Los Osos, is not suspected of impairment. The investigation into the manner and cause of death is ongoing.

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Too much Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Creates a 30-second euphoria by quickly popping brain cells in the Cerebral Cortex. Popular at some rock shows for $5/hit, inhaling from a tank.

You must have known him – the KSBY article just came out and sure enough it was nitrous oxide.

And the 4 down votes?

Somehow, we have to address the rampant mental illness that effects every aspect of our society. Condolences to the family and loved ones.

how sad…