Motorcyclist killed in San Luis Obispo accident is identified

kleslie@thetribunenews.comDecember 17, 2013 

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that the motorcyclist killed in an accident Monday on Buckley Road was Scott Aaron Boaz, 53, of San Luis Obispo.

A previous CHP news release incorrectly listed Boaz's age as 23.

CHP Officer Laura Browning said the cause of the accident is still under investigation, but neither of the other drivers were arrested or cited at the scene.

Alcohol was also not suspected to be a factor in the accident, Browning said.

Original story: A motorcyclist was struck and killed Monday evening in a multi-vehicle accident that also left 350 PG&E customers without electricity after one of the vehicles hit a power pole, California Highway Patrol says.

According to a CHP news release, a 23-year-old male motorcyclist from San Luis Obispo was driving on Buckley Road at the intersection of Esperanza Lane shortly before 6 p.m. when his motorcycle collided with a Toyota truck being driven by 80-year-old Charles Tudor Davies, also of San Luis Obispo.

Davies was making a left-hand turn onto Esperanza Lane when the motorcycle clipped the back end of the truck.

The motorcyclist was ejected and landed on the road, where he was struck by an approaching 2010 Honda Pilot as the Honda’s driver — Kevin John Moore, 44, of San Luis Obispo — attempted to avoid hitting the motorcycle that was also in the roadway.

Moore then swerved off the road and collided with a power pole, which knocked out power for customers in the area for approximately four hours.

The motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither Davies nor Moore was injured.

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