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Woman killed, man injured in head-on collision on Los Osos Valley Road

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A head-on collision in San Luis Obispo killed one person and gravely injured another Thursday morning.

The crash happened on Los Osos Valley Road east of Foothill Boulevard at about 7:20 a.m., according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol.

At that time, 42-year-old Jeffrey Lewis Raidor was driving a 2008 Dodge sedan east on Los Osos Valley Road, the CHP said. At the same time, a 52-year-old woman was driving west on Los Osos Valley Road in a 2003 Honda sedan.

The CHP said it wasn’t clear how fast the woman was going, but the man was driving at about 50 mph behind traffic.

The Honda drifted from the westbound lane into the path of oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane, the CHP said. The driver ahead of Raidor saw the Honda and swerved out of the way, but Raidor wasn’t able to see the car until it was right in front of him, the CHP said.

Raidor only had time to apply the brakes as the cars collided, the CHP said. He was seriously injured in the crash.

A CHP officer and another motorist extricated the woman, who was unresponsive, and the officer began CPR until medical responders arrived, the CHP said.

Both the woman and Raidor were taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where the woman died from her injuries, the CHP said. The woman has not yet been identified.

The crash is under investigation.

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