TEMPLETON — The Templeton CHP Office is asking for the public’s help in investigating the felony hit-and-run traffic collision that took the life of Nathaniel Weatherly last week.
At approximately 5 a.m. on Oct. 11, Weatherly, 22, was attempting to walk or run across the Highway 101 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that was driving southbound on the freeway. Weatherly’s last known residence was San Miguel, but he was believed to be homeless.
CHP has released a vehicle description. They are looking for a gold-colored Toyota Sienna minivan, with collision damage to the front of it. The year model is possibly between 2004 and 2007.
Investigators stated the vehicle due to the collision may have damage to all or some of the following locations: the front end, front bumper, front grille, front windshield, front fenders. They also believe the vehicle may have already been taken to an auto repair shop.
CHP stated there is a strong possibility that the driver of the suspect vehicle lives in northern San Luis Obispo County — Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Miguel, Shandon, Cambria, or Heritage Ranch — or southern Monterey County — Bradley, Lockwood, or San Ardo.
If anyone has any information regarding a vehicle matching this description, call the Templeton CHP Office at 805-434-1822.