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Patrick McDuffee Arrested DUI Crash Avila Beach San Luis Bay Drive

Patrick McDuffee Arrested DUI Crash Avila Beach San Luis Bay Drive

Patrick McDuffee DUI crash Avila Beach

Patrick McDuffee II, 31, Suspect in Avila Beach DUI Crash Near San Luis and Apple Orchard

AVILA BEACH, CA (August 7, 2021) – Authorities detained Patrick McDuffee after a fatal head-on crash in Avila Beach.

The California Highway Patrol determined that the 31-year-old Nipomo man was under the influence of drugs when the wreck occurred on Friday.

The incident began when Patrick W. McDuffee II was driving a Ford F-250 truck south on San Luis Bay Drive near Avila Beach. At the same time, a Mercedes van was going north.

CHP said the pickup crossed into the other lane and slammed head-on into the van. The two crashed near the intersection with Apple Orchard Lane.

1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash

The Tribune and KSBY News wrote that the accident took place on August 6 shortly before 3 p.m. The driver of the Mercedes, a 72-year-old Atascadero man, died at the scene.

His passenger, a 65-year-old Atascadero woman, sustained major injuries as a result of the collision. Paramedics rushed her to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The names of the deceased and wounded victims have not been yet released. Meanwhile, CHP arrested Patrick McDuffee on suspicion of murder and DUI causing injury.

They soon booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The Avila Beach DUI crash is still under investigation.


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