Nipomo man killed in possible road-rage incident

June 19, 2020

Alex Manriquez

A 38-year-old man was killed in a crash in Nipomo last weekend, during an altercation authorities are investigating as a possible road rage incident. [KSBY]

On June 13 at about 1:20 a.m., San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon and road rage. The incident involved three vehicles driving on multiple streets in Nipomo, and it ended with one of the cars going off the roadway and crashing.

The driver of the vehicle that crashed, Alex Manriquez, died at the scene, while his two passengers suffered undisclosed injuries.

Authorities have yet to release additional details about the deadly crash. The sheriff’s office, along with the California Highway Patrol, are investigating the incident.

Manriquez’s wife, Dominique, described her husband as, “a great man of God, always preaching about Jesus and inviting people to come to church. Just happy, just vibrant, full of life, hardworking, a great dad.

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