Good Samaritan killed on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

July 15, 2019

A wrong-way driver crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 101 in Paso Robles early Monday morning, killing one person, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly before 2 a.m., the two vehicles collided on northbound Highway 101 near the Spring Street offramp. The wrong-way driver reportedly survived the crash and fled the scene, while leaving a vehicle behind.

Two Good Samaritans stopped to help the victim of the crash. However, debris from the collision tore a tire of a passing vehicle causing the driver to lose control.

The vehicle crashed into the Samaritans. One of the Samaritans died at the scene and the other was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with major injuries.

Authorities were still searching for the wrong-way driver later Monday morning.

A witness reported one of the vehicles involved in the collision crashed into the center divider. It is unclear how many people suffered injuries as a result of the crash.

Two lanes of the highway were blocked following the collision, but they have since reopened.


Chivalry is not dead. And this is 2 times at the same location within a few years. I drove past the sight on my way home. Prayers and loving thoughts for victims. More reason to contact Cal trans or some gov body to try to figure out how to stop this, the off ramp and on ramp to a tired or drunk at that intersection is a margin of 10 feet. Recently driving up the grade around midnight, a car came down the wrong way and almost hit me. I don’t understand.


So so sad…. Such a senseless tragedy. Again. The hit and run wrong way driver needs to go away for a long time…..


These were good people trying to help…what a tragedy.

The driver who caused this disaster has caused unknown pain and suffering.


RIP Monica .