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Update: One dead after crash on Hwy 101 in Arroyo Grande

Crash between motorcycle and vehicle on Hwy 101 in Arroyo Grande. (Photo courtesy: CAL FIRE SLO)

UPDATE (12:40 a.m.) – The CHP said a BMW driver made an unsafe left turn before a motorcyclist slammed into the car in a deadly accident in Arroyo Grande on Sunday afternoon.

Officers said that a BMW sedan was driving east on El Campo Road when the driver attempted to make an unsafe left turn in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist slid into the left side of the BMW.

The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old male from Plano, Tex., was pronounced dead. His name has not been released until his family has been notified.

The BMW driver, a 42-year-old man from Arroyo Grande, was not injured and not arrested.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the San Luis Obispo CHP office at (805) 594-8700.


CAL FIRE SLO says one person is dead and another was transported to the hospital after a crash on the southbound lanes of Highway 101 Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews say a car and a motorcycle collided near El Campo Road in Arroyo Grande. The initial report came in around 4:50 p.m.

All lanes of southbound Highway 101 are back open according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident information page.

CAL FIRE says traffic was backed up on the highway for several miles.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.

Kelsey McFarland

Kelsey McFarland

Kelsey McFarland is the weekend anchor and reporter for KSBY News.
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