A 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man died Monday night in a rollover accident after striking a tree off the shoulder of Willow Creek Road near Paso Robles.
The CHP said that Daniel E. McCornack Jr. was driving a 2011 Honda south on Willow Creek Road just south of Peachy Canyon Road at an unknown speed around 8:20 p.m. when, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle left the roadway.
The CHP said the right front bumper hit a tree on the righthand shoulder of the road, causing the vehicle to overturn.
The top of the vehicle then struck a second tree before spinning around and coming to rest on its right side facing north.
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A CHP spokesperson did not immediately know if McCornack was pronounced dead at the scene or if he was taken to a nearby hospital.
McCornack was wearing a seat belt, according to the CHP.
An investigation into the crash remained ongoing Tuesday afternoon, and drugs or alcohol impairment has not been ruled out as a factor.