Man killed in crash on Highway 101 north of San Luis Obispo

May 26, 2022


A Coalinga man was killed in a single car collision early Thursday morning on Highway 101 north of San Luis Obispo.

The 31-year-old man was headed southbound when he drove his 2012 Chevrolet into the guardrail on the right side of the highway near the bottom of the Cuesta Grade. The vehicle continued down the hillside and began rolling. The vehicle landed on its roof.

Emergency responders found the driver deceased inside the vehicle about 150 feet below the highway.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the fatal crash to contact the CHP office in San Luis Obispo at (805) 594-8700.

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Very sad to hear. There was dense fog on the Cuesta Grade yesterday morning, but if still didn’t slow down the crazy commuters. I’m not sure, but both might have been a factor. I drive back and forth over the grade six days a week, and speeds and dangerous driving, particularly over the grade are insane. Slow down!!!!