Jim 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
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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