1 Killed in Nipomo Car Crash on Highway 101 near Willow Road
San Luis Obispo, California (September 1, 2021) – One person was killed in a freak accident on Wednesday afternoon in Nipomo.
The deadly collision happened on Highway 101 near Willow Road at about 4:21 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A big rig transporting an excavator is reported to have struck a guardrail for unknown reasons. The excavator fell off the bed of the truck and down an off-ramp where it landed on top of a white Cadillac Escalade.
The driver of the SUV who was the sole occupant was killed in the accident. The identity of the deceased was not immediately disclosed.
A black sedan was also damaged in the crash.
The highway was blocked for about an hour as the officers examined the scene.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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