KSBY NBC Channel 6 California’s Central Coast News reported recently that one person is dead and three more injured after a tragic motor vehicle accident in Nipomo, CA on Saturday, March 27, 2021 that is believed to have been caused by a driver who was under the influence of intoxicants.
According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, the accident, which involved two cars, was reported between 11:10 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, March 27, 2021 along Highway 101 northbound, just north of West Tefft Street in the central California town of Nipomo, just down the coast from San Luis Obispo and about three hours north of Los Angeles.
A man from Santa Maria, 24 years of age, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe down West Tefft Street when he entered Highway 101 at the off-ramp, going south in the northbound lanes of traffic. He collided head-on with a 2019 Honda CR-V, driven by a man from San Jose 44 years of age with two passengers, on Highway 101. The crash caused the CR-V to overturn. The CR-V’s driver and a passenger suffered major injuries and were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center; the other passenger was ejected and died from the injuries he sustained in the wreck.
The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene with minor injuries and was arrested by CHP troopers on suspicion of felony DUI. People who may have witnessed the crash are urged to contact Trooper T. Henry with the CHP San Luis Obispo office at (805) 594-8700.