Paso Robles man killed in crash north of Buellton early Monday

newsroom@thetribunenews.comDecember 3, 2012 

UPDATE:A Paso Robles man died after his pickup truck rolled over on Highway 101 north of Buellton early Monday morning.

Jorge Plascencia-Toro, 34, was driving a 1994 Toyota pickup southbound near Twin Oaks at 4:35 a.m. when the vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder and drove up an embankment, according to the CHP. The pickup then flipped over and landed on its roof.

A semi-truck driver spotted the vehicle a short time later and notified authorities.

Plascencia-Toro was prouncounced dead at the scene.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have played a role in the crash, according to the CHP.

Original story: The California Highway Patrol is on the scene of a traffic fatality on Highway 101 near Buellton.

The vehicle was about 50 feet off the roadway, according to the CHP website. A semi-truck driver spotted the vehicle and reported it at 4:40 a.m.

No more details are available at this time.

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