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Two-vehicle accident in San Miguel leaves one Paso Robles man dead


SAN MIGUEL, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol confirmed that a two-vehicle accident in San Miguel on Monday afternoon left one 24-year-old Paso Robles man dead.

Two men were driving a Mazda 3 at an unknown speed northbound on Indian Valley Road around 3:35 p.m. – the same time that a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on Vineyard Canyon Road, according to CHP Officer Jose Meza.

As the Mazda was nearing the intersection, the driver made a direct left turn into the Chevy's path and the two cars collided head-on, Meza said.

The passenger riding in the Mazda, the 24-year-old Paso Robles man, was not wearing a seatbelt and died in the accident, according to Meza. His name was not available and pending notification of kin.

The driver of the Mazda was left with moderate injuries and transported to a nearby hospital in San Luis Obispo, Meza said.

The driver of the Chevy reporte dminor injuries and was release at the scene.

Meza said that drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, and the Templeton CHP Office is conducting the investigation.

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