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San Luis Obispo man killed on HWY 101 crash near Paso Robles

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Paso Robles Police Department

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - One person was killed in a crash on Highway 101 Monday night.

California Highway Patrol reported a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles blocked all southbound lanes of Highway 101 near Paso Robles around 7 p.m.

The crash happened just south of the Spring Street on-ramp, CHP said.

On Tuesday, CHP confirmed that one person was killed in the crash.

According to CHP, the 22-year-old driver of a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado was checking over her shoulder to make a safe lane switch. When she looked back, she saw vehicles stopped on Highway 101. The driver attempted to stop but rear-ended a GMC Terrain. The driver of the Terrain, a 67-year-old San Luis Obispo man, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation, CHP said. She suffered minor injuries in the crash.

CHP said distracted driving does not appear to be a factor in the crash, and the driver did not appear to be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash but the drivers of each vehicle were uninjured.

Paso Robles police advised drivers to detour onto the 4th Street exit to South Vine Street in order to continue traveling south.

CHP reported all lanes were reopened as of 10:00 p.m.

San Luis Obispo County
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