Arroyo Grande man killed in crash identified

September 21, 2020

CHP officials identified the Arroyo Grande man who died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a tractor on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo as Christopher James Crimmins, 48.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Crimmins was driving northbound on Orcutt Road when he encountered a slow-moving John Deere tractor. He attempted to pass the tractor, as it turned left towards a private driveway, according to the CHP.

Crimmins’ Harley Davidson collided with the rear of the tractor, ejecting him. He died at the scene of the crash.

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The TV news story has him passing in a no-passing zone.

Never pass on a double yellow. Not just because it’s illegal.

I can understand the relaxation while taking in the surrounding beautiful scenery and then suddenly there is the invisible tractor that a mind can block out, when in that peaceful zone. This can happen to anyone, any driver and often so quickly that there is no resolve. R.I.P. Christopher

That bike survived the accident well–doesn’t even seem to have a scratch on it.

It’s called a “stock photo”.