ATASCADERO — At approximately 11:37 a.m., the Atascadero Police Department (APD) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were alerted to a distressing event on the Del Rio overpass, involving reports of a female individual jumping onto northbound HWY 101. Officers from the Atascadero Police Department, California Highway Patrol, as well as deputies from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department and personnel from the City of Atascadero Fire Department, responded to the scene.

According to a press release from APD, upon arrival, authorities discovered a female adult deceased in the northbound lanes of HWY 101, indicating an apparent suicide. 

APD said in their statement, “Our hearts go out to the individual and their loved ones during this difficult time.”


In the interest of a thorough investigation, northbound HWY 101 was temporarily closed for approximately one and a half hours. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

The Atascadero Police Department is actively investigating this tragic incident and urges anyone with pertinent information to come forward. If you have any details that could assist in our investigation, please contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.

APD said, “We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this unfortunate event.”