Man dies in crash at base of Cuesta Grade


A Coalinga man was killed in a single car collision on Highway 101 near the base of the Cuesta Grade early Thursday morning. 

The 31-year-old man was headed southbound when he drove his 2012 Chevrolet into the guardrail on the right side of the highway. The vehicle continued down the hillside and began rolling. The vehicle landed on its roof.

Emergency responders found the driver deceased inside the vehicle about 150 feet below the highway.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the fatal crash to contact the CHP office in San Luis Obispo at (805) 594-8700.

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