Boy, 17, Killed in San Luis Obispo Crash Near Highway 1 and Highland Drive
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (September 11, 2021) – A car crash killed one person and injured two others near Highway 1 and Highland Drive in San Luis Obispo.
The incident began when a 1990 Volvo was stopped at a red light signal in San Luis Obispo. Its driver, a 17-year-old boy, entered the intersection of Highway 1 and Highland Drive as the light turned green.
At the same time, a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck ran a red light. In the process, the Ford broadsided the Volvo which ended up forced into the left front of a 2006 BMW 750.
Driver Runs Red Light, Hits Another Car
The California Highway Patrol said the cars collided near the Cal Poly campus. Paramedics rushed the San Luis Obispo teen to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he died.
The motorist in the pickup, 79-year-old Morro Bay resident Bryan Griffiths, sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision. Medical personnel took him to the French Hospital for treatment.
Firefighters at the site provided treatment to the driver of the BMW for the minor injuries they sustained in the wreck. The names of the deceased and wounded victims remain unreleased.
Meanwhile, CHP forced the area of Highway 1 and Highland Drive to shut down for hours following the collision. The fatal San Luis Obispo crash is still under investigation.
Anyone with information can call the CHP at 805-594-8700.
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