Nipomo woman killed in crash identified

September 2, 2021

Photo by CAL FIRE


The California Highway Patrol has identified the 60-year-old woman killed Wednesday after a excavator fell on top of her vehicle as Pyong Yun Song of Nipomo.

Shortly after 4 p.m., David Edmunson of Arroyo Grande was driving a semi-truck northbound on Highway 101 in Nipomo when his front tire blew out, he lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail and the Excavator he was hauling slid off the trailer. Nearby, Song’s Cadillac Escalade and a Mazda driven by Eliodora Cardenas were stopped on the Willow Road off-ramp.

The excavator Edmunson was hauling then fell down a small embankment and crashed into the top of Song’s Cadillac, killing Song. Debris hit the Mazda, though Cardenas was not injured. Edmondson suffered minor injuries.

The CHP is asking anyone who witnesses the accident to contact officer Mallory at (805) 594-8700.


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Of ALL places to be at that moment! Terrible.

I’m interested in how that excavator was secured to the trailer?


It obviously wasn’t. so very sad.


The excavator was chained down properly, chains broke due to the momentum caused by hitting the guardrail after the right front tire blowing out:(

So it was purely a unfortunate accident, no drugs or alcohol or being tired or distracted by being on the phone:(


Don’t we normally hear them telling us it will take weeks to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved in a accident?