UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Thursday: The two people killed in Wednesday's crash have been identified as Jeremy Nathanial Martin, 26, of Grover Beach and Christopher Micheal Medina, 24, of Paso Robles, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. Martin was the driver of the car, the Sheriff's Office said, and Medina was the passenger.
The truck's driver was its only occupant and was uninjured in the crash, police said.
Marijuana was found in the car, according to the Paso Robles Police Department, but it is unknown at this time whether the driver was under the influence of any intoxicants at the time of the crash and whether that played a role in the collision. Toxicology screening is being done from blood samples, but the results are not expected for several weeks, police said.
Original story: Two people were killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 46 East and Union Road in Paso Robles on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Paso Robles police and the Department of Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene at about 4 p.m. They found a passenger car had attempted to cross the highway from Union Road and drove into the path of an eastbound pickup, according to police.
The two vehicles collided in the eastbound lane of highway, killing the car’s two occupants, police said.
The identities of the victims have not been released. Information on the injuries sustained by the people in the truck was not available.
The Paso Robles Police Department is asking for the public’s help for information on the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 805-237-6464 or by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 549-STOP.