Paso Robles man killed in crash identified

March 8, 2021

Fred Witherspoon

The CHP identified the man killed in a crash on Pozo Road on Sunday afternoon as Frederick Witherspoon, 38, of Paso Robles.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Witherspoon was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Pozo Road near River Road when he failed to properly negotiate a curve in the road. He then crashed into a barbwire fence.

Witherspoon died at the scene.

Investigators have not yet determined if Witherspoon was impaired at the time of the crash.

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if it was a vicious loud disruptive Harley like so many, I wish this story had come out differently and the Harley was destroyed in bits beyond repair but the rider had walked away unhurt without a scratch. Too young to die.