San Simeon man killed while walking on Highway 1

August 14, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A driver reportedly struck and killed a 27-year-old man who was walking on Highway 1 in San Simeon on Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., Joel Jacob Hoff of San Simeon was walking north on Highway 1, near Old Stage Coach Road, when he collided with a southbound vehicle. Hoff died at the scene.

Hoff walked directly into the right side of a GMC driven by Andrew Oosterhoff, 40, of Winthrop, Washington.

The CHP is investigating the fatal collision.


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Jesse Parent

Love you Joel, I’m sorry this happened to you. You were so young my friend and you had a great soul. I pray that you are with God now. Thanks for the time you spent with us. I will never forget you my friend.


sardonicsentiment

More and more I’m seeing improper and often illegal use of the roadsides. CHP does nothing, local pd does nothing, and anyone that criticizes these people is considered “uptight”. People are out of control! This is what happens :/


JThomas

Per the police scanner he jumped in front of the vehicle!


fredpacker

Yeah but the dispatcher was probably just repeating what the driver reported happened. Not saying it didn’t happen like that, but take it with a grain of salt because it’s unlikely the driver would admit to texting or not paying attention and drifting off the road, and the only other likely witness is dead. It you aren’t paying attention and look up to see a person right in front of your car, it would seem like they jumped in front of you if you had unknowingly drifted off the road.