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Meth a factor in fatal Grover Beach crash

The Grover Beach Police Department concluded Raymond Cano was high on methamphetamine when his pickup truck slammed into a tree at 50 mph on April 2.

Cano and his wife, Kimberly, died at the scene.

The crash happened about 9:17 p.m. in the 900 block of El Camino Real in Grover Beach. Emergency personnel found the Cano’s 1994 Ford truck resting on its side. The police investigation also determined speed was a factor in the crash, but that Mr. Cano driving under the influence was the primary factor.

Here is the entire Grover Beach Police Department News Release:

CASE #: 13-0522 DATE/TIME: April 2, 2013 / 9:17 p.m. LOCATION: 900 block of El Camino RealSUBJECT: ***Fatal TrafficCollision Investigation Results***On Tuesday April 2, 2013 at about 9:17 p.m. Grover Beach Police Officers andFive Cities Fire personnel were dispatched to an injury traffic collision inthe 900 block of El Camino Real. Initial reports from reporting personsindicated a single vehicle vs. tree collision occurred. Upon the emergencyresponders arrival they found a 1994 Ford pick-up truck had struck a largetree and was now resting on its driver’s side with two occupants stillinside. The emergency responders were able to check the occupants’conditions and determined both occupants were deceased.The result of the traffic collision investigation determined the primarycollision factor was the driver, Mr. Cano, Driving Under the Influence ofMethamphetamine. Other contributing factors to the collision were determinedto be improper turning movements created when the vehicle veered off theroadway and an unsafe speed for the roadway conditions. The estimated speedof the vehicle at the time of the collision was approximately 50 m.p.h.

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