Man struck and killed while running on Highway 101 in SLO

October 15, 2020

A vehicle struck and killed a 55-year-old Los Osos man who was running on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning. [KSBY]

The man was running across the southbound lanes of the highway just south of Madonna Road at about 4:40 a.m. He was running away from the center divider and toward the shoulder of the highway.

CHP officials say the Los Osos man ran directly in front of a vehicle that was traveling about 65-70 mph. The man died of his injuries following the collision. 

Officers did not arrest the driver, who the CHP says is a 49-year-old San Luis Obispo woman. 

Authorities are currently withholding the name of the victim. 

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I feel sorry for the driver. Must have been a horrible fright.

It finally happen, my wife and I have had a couple recent near misses in the area of the Santa Rosa exit. There is a routine passage of people, like deer that cross there. I was expecting some kind of warning sign to go up like, Homeless Crossing? With all the perks and possibly new taxes to fund more perks, SLO has become a haven for them or possibly us too.

Describe “perks”

$$$$$$ = perks

Not being homeless personally, I’m actually curious what extra $$$ or other perks SLO offers to homeless people that other cities/counties do not that would draw them here. I thought the city had a campaign to discourage giving money to the homeless and instead give the money to these parking meter type collection machines? Is that still a thing?

They can use one of those family fleeing signs they use closer to the border. It’ll cost you about $75. No tax hike required.

Heck of a way to start/end the day.