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Jim Hayes Hit-and-Run Crash Shell Beach Highway 101

Jim Hayes Hit-and-Run Crash Shell Beach Highway 101Jim Hayes, 62, Killed in Shell Beach Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 101

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA (April 6, 2021) – Jim Hayes was killed after a suspected hit-and-run crash along Highway 101 near Shell Beach.

The California Highway Patrol identified the 62-year-old Avila Beach man as the victim of the fatal accident which occurred last month.

The incident happened on March 23 when Jim Hayes was riding a motorcycle southbound on Highway 101 near Shell Beach.

Driver Hits Motorcyclist Near Avila Beach, Flees Scene

CHP said for an unknown reason a vehicle struck the motorcyclist, south of Avila Beach Drive. According to the KSBY News and Cal Coast Times, the wreck took place shortly after 6 p.m.

Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found Jim Hayes left lying on the ground as a result of the collision. He sustained head and leg injuries upon impact.

Medical personnel rushed him to a hospital where he died on April 3. Meanwhile, officers believed that the driver who hit the rider did not stop to render aid and fled the area.

The tragic crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the San Luis Obispo area CHP office at (805) 594-8700.

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