CHP identifies Woman killed in crash near Santa Margarita

December 9, 2019


The CHP has identified the 51-year-old woman killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on Highway 101 at the Santa Margarita exit as Maria Guadalupe-Toledo of Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly before 10 a.m., Octavio Toledo-Hernandez, 49, was driving northbound on Highway 101 at about 65 mph when he skidded in the rain and crashed into a tree off the right side of the road. Toledo, who was sitting in the back passenger seat, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responders transported the driver to Sierra Vista regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. Both Irineo Nunez Tapia, 25, and Elitania Toledo, 23, suffered major injuries in the accident. A 1-year-old infant was uninjured in the crash.

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Damn. This sounds like it was in the same place and under similar conditions when we lost Matt, SLOStringer. That’s a sketchy spot on the highway.

slippery in the rain there. :(

Yep, I was thinking the same thing. The most iconic champion of local peace officers and firefighters died alone early one morning on this stretch of road that has changed little since it was expanded to four lanes in the 1950’s. The dangerous section of road James Dean was killed on is still pretty much in the same condition as it was in 1955, and Gavin Newsome has just pulled all funding to improve it. Your gas tax revenue goes to make sure government employees will continue to retire on at least $100k a year each. The remaining money will go to house the homeless when they start to spoil the view of the government retirees. Welcome to socialism United States style. Those old roads would be a lot safer if we just banned cars and only allowed bicycles on them.

The Cholame wye isn’t even the same road, much less unchanged. Highway 46 was realigned years ago. And James Dean was grossly speeding.