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People involved in fatal Hwy. 166 crash Sunday identified

The people involved in a fatal crash on Highway 166 Sunday morning have been identified.

San Luis Obispo resident Harry Wilbur Machado, 62, died in the four-vehicle chain-reaction accident along Highway 166 east of Nipomo. Three other San Luis Obispo County residents were injured.

The crash happened at 10:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

Robert Martin, 41 of Nipomo was driving a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle east at about 60 to 65 mph when he missed a right-hand curve. His motorcycle fell onto its right side and slid toward the shoulder, stopping before it hit a legally-parked vehicle. Martin suffered moderate injuries, including abrasions and contusions.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Bakersfield resident Amy C. Coulter was driving a 2003 Honda Civic west behind two vehicles that slowed for Martin's motorcycle. When she realized she was going to rear-end the car in front of her, she drove onto the shoulder to pass them, according to the CHP. She passed one vehicle and swerved back into the lanes to avoid the vehicle parked on the shoulder.

Machado was driving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle east when he hit the front of Coulter's car and was ejected onto the right shoulder. He died of major head trauma, according to the CHP.

Kenneth Kaupono Lua, 48, and J Fedewa-Scicchitano, 54, both of San Luis Obispo, were riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle and hit the back of Coulter's car. Both were ejected and were taken to a hospital with major injuries, which included abrasions and contusions.

Coulter was not injured.

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