Atascadero teen killed in Templeton crash

January 7, 2017

CHP@A 17-year-old Atascadero girl was killed Friday morning in an accident on Templeton Road near State Route 41 in Templeton, according to the CHP.

Shortly after 10 a.m., the teen was driving a 2011 Toyota southbound at about 55 mph when she entered a curve, crossed over the northbound lane and crashed into a tree. Emergency personnel transported the teen to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

CHP officials are not releasing the teen’s name pending notification of her next of kin.

Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the deadly crash.



  1. 1965buick says:

    unbelievably sad.

  2. CentralcoastRN says:

    I am so sorry for this family.

  3. Pelican1 says:

    Please…a little respect for the young girl who tragically lost he life and her family and loved ones. Good grief.

  4. SLO_Johnny says:

    Drivers are given any real training and very little instruction about driving in the rain. Sounds like she drove too fast and tried to apply the brakes too late or hydroplaned and skidded through the turn. Pick-up trucks are very tough to drive when there is water on the road.

    • Ben Daho says:

      Really? Is that what happened?

    • Indy thinker says:

      Where does it say anything about a pickup truck? It says 2011 Toyota!

      • Indy thinker says:

        And where does it say anything about driving in the rain? You read into more than what is there.

    • TacomaRose says:

      only a fool offers speculation without knowing the facts … How do you know a deer didn’t run out in front of vehicle causing driver to swerve … GET A LIFE

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