Ranchers checking on a sick horse found a woman dead in her crashed car off Highway 1 early Tuesday morning, according to the CHP.
The woman was driving northbound on Highway 1 north of San Luisito Creek road just outside of Morro Bay when she lost control of her car, according to the CHP. Her 2009 Mazda sedan drove off the east side of the road and crashed into a concrete culvert. It was not visible from the highway.
The ranch workers called 911 at 2:40 a.m., according to the CHP. It is unknown what time the crash happened.
The CHP are not yet releasing the driver's identity, as her next of kin have not been notified.