CHP identifies Nipomo teen killed in hit-and-run crash

May 17, 2022


The CHP has identified the 19-year-old Nipomo man who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle on Los Berrros Road last Thursday as Joshua Thomas Edward McFarland.

At about 11:20 p.m., McFarland was riding his bike southbound on Los Berros Road when 41-year-old Dylan Lammers, of Nipomo, crashed into the rear of the bicycle. McFarland’s body came to a rest on the southbound shoulder of the road.

Lammers fled the scene and later reported a possible collision.

CHP officers found McFarland’s body and later arrested Lammers at his home. On Friday afternoon, Lammers was no longer in custody.

Investigators are requesting that anyone who was in the area of the crash Thursday night and observed a bicyclist or a black Jeep SUV call the CHP SLO office at (805) 594-8700.

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I already know the answer, but how does one kill a teenager on a bicycle in a hit-and-run and be out of custody the next day? Rhetorical question born of bewildered frustration.

Cyclists, if you are going to ride at night protect yourselves. Be as visible as a Christmas Tree to aid in your own night vision and to become visible to others on the road. There are many outstanding safety light products and reflective devices/clothing on the market for bicyclists & pedestrians. A reasonable investment in making oneself extremely visible at night is a small price to pay when weighed against the odds of serious injury or death.

All reasonable suggestions for any bicyclist. I would offer one for the driver. If you mow someone down (who’s dimly lit or not) you stop to check on them.