DUI driver charged with murder
April 17, 2016
The 21-year-old driver of a car involved in a fatal collision Friday on the Cuesta Grade has been charged with murder. One person died and four were injured in the three car accident.
At about 8:30 p.m., Gino Lopez, 21, was speeding southbound on Highway 101 when he crashed into a tractor-trailer and then the guardrail. Geneva Vanbeurd, 62, of San Luis Obispo then drove his Volvo into the Honda. The impact caused a 16-year-old to be ejected from Lopez’s’s car.
The teen died at the scene.
Lopez was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of manslaughter, murder, DUI and driving on a suspended license. His bail is set at $25,000.