Shandon woman killed in Atascadero crash
July 25, 2016
A 29-year-old Shandon woman died in a crash on Highway 101 in Atascadero early Monday morning, according to the CHP.
At approximately 4:35 a.m., the woman was driving northbound on Highway 101 south of San Diego Way at a high rate of speed when her Toyota Camry drifted from its lane and onto a dirt embankment. The woman then attempted to turn left back onto the highway, but she over corrected and lost control of her car.
The car then traveled back onto the dirt embankment, became airborne, crashed into a freeway exit sign and then an oak tree. Because the woman was not wearing her seat belt, she was partially ejected during the crash.
Emergency responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Authorities are withholding the victim’s name until her relatives have been notified.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. Officers have not ruled out drugs or alcohol as factors in the crash.