Victims of fatal Grover Beach crash are identified

clambert@thetribunenews.comApril 2, 2013 

UPDATE 8:13 p.m. Wednesday: The Grover Beach Police Department has released the names of the two people killed in Tuesday's fatal traffic accident. They are Raymond G. Cano, 49, who was the driver, and Cano’s wife, 46-year-old Kimberly R. Cano. Both were most recently residents of Arroyo Grande.

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. Wednesday: One of the two people killed in a crash on Tuesday night in Grover Beach lived in San Luis Obispo County, Grover Beach police said Wednesday afternoon.

Two people, a man and a woman, were riding in a 1994 Ford pickup when it struck a tree about 9:17 p.m. The woman lived in San Luis Obispo County, while the man's last known address is in Ventura County, police Cmdr. John Peters said.

Police are still investigating whether they were wearing seatbelts.

Their names will be released once their families have been notified.

UPDATE 10:40 a.m. Wednesday: Two people were killed late Tuesday after their vehicle hit a large tree in the 900 block of El Camino Real in Grover Beach.

Their identities were not released, pending notification of their family members by coroner’s investigators from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from Grover Beach police.

The crash happened at 9:17 p.m. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and found that a 1994 Ford pickup truck had struck a large tree and was resting on its driver’s side. The two occupants inside the vehicle were dead, according to the news release.

A preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling south on El Camino Real when the truck veered off the roadway and struck the tree “with great force,” police said.

Further information, including the vehicle’s speed, will be released at the end of the investigation. Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach police are assisting Grover Beach police officers in the investigation.

El Camino Real was closed during the investigation; it was reopened about 4 a.m.

Original story: Two people were apparently killed Tuesday night in a traffic collision in Grover Beach.

According to KSBY-TV, the crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. on El Camino Real near Oak Park Boulevard. Police reportedly said that two people were killed when their vehicle crashed into a tree.