SLO man killed in crash on Highway 101 near Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE

A 32-year-old San Luis Obispo man died after crashing his SUV on Highway 101 near Paso Robles Friday night.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the man was driving a Nissan Pathfinder northbound on Highway 101 north of Highway 46 West. The Pathfinder drifted left over a solid yellow line and onto a rumble strip.

The driver turned his wheel to the right and then to the left. The Pathfinder lost traction and went down a dirt embankment, rolling over several times

During the crash, the driver was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the CHP.

Responders transported the driver to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash, investigators say.

Authorities have yet to disclose the name of the victim.