Excavator crushes car in Nipomo, 1 person killed

September 1, 2021

Photo by CAL FIRE


One person was killed Wednesday afternoon in Nipomo after a excavator fell on top of their vehicle.

Shortly after 4 p.m., a semi-truck headed northbound on Highway 101 crashed into a guardrail causing the truck to lose its load. The excavator it was carrying then fell down a small embankment and crashed into a Cadillac Escalade on the Willow Road off-ramp.

The driver of the Cadillac Escalade died at the scene.

A CHP investigation is ongoing. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of their next of kin.


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It was God’s will. Our heavenly Father called him home…. Only God understands.


Purely a unfortunate accident:(

The truck had a right front blow out that caused it to hit the guard rail and then the excavator came off the trailer, rolled down the embankment and landed on the car:(

You just never know, if the blow occurred 100 yds either way, it wouldn’t have killed the poor guy in the Escalade:(


yeah, ya just never will know if a proper inspection of the tires would have prevented it altogether…we may never know if the tire was a retread…

in onerous-regulation-california, this should have never happened…some one was negligent.