Atascadero woman killed in crash

June 21, 2016

CHP@A 36-year-old Atascadero woman was killed early Tuesday morning in a DUI crash on Highway 41 near Templeton Road.

At about 12:38 a.m., 33-year-old Manuel Trejo, Jr., 33, of Atascadero was driving a 2005 Chevrolet on Highway 41 when he lost control of his pickup, causing the truck to roll. Trejo’s passenger was ejected from the truck and killed.

Trejo then fled the scene, but was later shot with a Tazer gun and arrested.

Emergency personnel transported Trejo to the hospital with major injuries including a broken femur and internal chest injuries, according to the CHP. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs.


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7 Comments

  1. mej says:

    Good Job to the Officer who shot him with the Taser. Our local officers throughout the county do a fine job apprehending suspects.

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  2. SLOBIRD says:

    Actually, it was a woman from Atascadero that was the passenger and died. I knew her and her family! Very sad…

    (6) 8 Total Votes - 7 up - 1 down
  3. Citizen says:

    He also fled and left his dying or dead passenger at the scene. What a world class piece of dirt.

    (28) 32 Total Votes - 30 up - 2 down
  4. Perspicacious says:

    He fled the scene with a broken femur?! Holy crap! PROOF right there that he was on drugs!

    (18) 24 Total Votes - 21 up - 3 down
    • LAH says:

      Not necessarily proof! (although he was obviously high in this case) But back in the early 80’s there was a group of friends traveling to AZ in a Van, The van flipped and landed on the roof in the middle of no-where. One of the passengers walked over 3 miles to a pay phone, made the emergency call and dropped dead right there! He had a massive head injury and 2 broken legs!!
      Adrenaline is mighty powerful!

      (7) 9 Total Votes - 8 up - 1 down

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