Santa Margarita man killed in crash on Pozo Road

November 24, 2021


A 76-year-old Santa Margarita man was killed in a collision with a semi truck on Pozo Road Tuesday evening.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the Santa Margarita man was driving a GMC Sierra pickup truck at an unknown speed westbound on Pozo Road just east of Las Pilitas Road, according to the CHP. Ahead of the pickup truck, the semi truck driver was making a U-turn on Pozo Road and his trailer was blocking the roadway.

The Santa Margarita man apparently did not see the trailer in time, according to the CHP. The front of his pickup collided with the rear of the trailer.

The Santa Margarita man died at the scene of the crash. An investigation into the collision is ongoing.


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Such a tragedy. Very sad and heartbreaking especially this time of year. Praying for his family.


Other news sources are reporting that it was James Maguire who was killed in the accident. If true this is very tragic news indeed. Jim Maguire worked for years as a public defender. He defended some high profile murder cases wherein I was the lead investigator in the late 1980’s and early 90’s when I worked as a SLO Detective. Jim was so very thorough and professional in his job and I rightfully respected him. RIP Jim.


Jim Maguire was a great guy – I knew him during that time as well. Truly a humble, dedicated professional. I am so sorry to learn of this.