Identity of the victim is not being released at this time
On Saturday, Oct. 8, at approximately 11:36 a.m., the Atascadero Police Department (APD) and Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a reported head on traffic collision on Hwy 41 and Old Morro Road East.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the sole occupant of one vehicle had sustained fatal injuries from the collision. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.
Officers on the scene determined the deceased driver was traveling westbound on Hwy 41 and crossed over the double yellow line for an unknown reason and into oncoming traffic, where his vehicle collided head on with a second vehicle traveling eastbound.
The second driver sustained major injuries as a result of the collision and was subsequently transported to Sierra Vista Hospital for treatment. A third vehicle, also traveling eastbound, swerved off the roadway to avoid the collision, but the driver lost control, and the vehicle struck a telephone pole. This driver was uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is being asked to contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.
This is a developing story and will be updated as information is released.
Photos by Atascadero Police Department