Person dies in crash on Highway 41 in Atascadero

A man was killed during an alleged race between drivers of two Ford Mustangs on Highway 41 in southwest Atascadero Saturday night. 

At about 8:15 p.m., people reported two Mustangs, one blue and one black, racing on Highway 41. Atascadero officers arrived to find a blue Mustang crashed into a utility pole near Cholare Road, according to scanner traffic.

Officers found the body of a man in the blue Mustang.

Highway 41 was closed in both directions as investigators processed the crash site. The investigation is ongoing.

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