The CHP has identified the person killed in Sunday’s crash north of Highway 166 as Michael Dean Draper, 56, of Nipomo.
Draper was driving a 2001 Jeep on a private road on the Porter Ranch, near Alamo Creek Road north of 166 at 5:40 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a deer, according to the CHP.
His Jeep drifted off the road at the end of a curve and ended up in a ditch, the CHP said.
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Draper wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and ended up trapped under his Jeep, according to the CHP.
His passenger, Gloria Jean Bello, 58, of Santa Maria, was wearing her seatbelt and was not hurt, the CHP said.
Alcohol appears to have played a role in the crash, according to the CHP. Investigators did not elaborate.
— Antonio A. Prado
One person is dead after a Jeep flipped over along Alamo Creek Road, north of Highway 166 this evening about nine miles east of Nipomo, according to the CHP.
Just before 6 p.m., someone reported that a deer had run in front of the vehicle, which then ended up in a ditch, the CHP says.
The person who was killed might have ended up trapped under the Jeep, according to CHP dispatches.
A San Luis Obispo County coroner has been summoned to the scene for the investigation, according to the CHP.
No other information about the crash or who was involved has been made available.
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