UPDATE: It is proving a challenge to find much identifying information on Brooks, a sheriff's spokesman said today.
According to Cmdr. Aaron Nix, the situation is “unusual. We’re having a really difficult time in finding information on him. He didn’t have a driver’s license or any other identifying information on him.”
The man’s name and Cambria residence were gleaned through information connected with his Mercedes. In addition, the Sheriff/Coroner’ Office hasn’t completed its autopsy, said Nix.
ORIGINAL: The man who died Wednesday when his car collided head-on with an RTA bus on South Bay Boulevard has been identified as Robert Brooks of Cambria, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.
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The accident happened just after 9 p.m. last Wednesday about half a mile from Turri Road. A witness driving behind the Mercedes that Brooks was driving told authorities the sedan was headed north when it started to drift over the center line; the driver corrected, then came back again into the southbound lane and collided head-on with the bus.
The crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.