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Nipomo man killed in suspected DUI crash identified by the CHP

A Nipomo man who was killed in a head-on crash in Nipomo on Monday has been identified, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just after 4 p.m., 57-year-old Jose Soto Gonzales was driving a silver Chevrolet S-10 truck west on Pomeroy Road, west of Sandydale Drive, according to a news release from the CHP.

At the same time, 28-year-old Aleksandr Moiseyev of Halcyon was driving a gray Honda HR-V crossover east on Pomeroy Road west of Sandydale Drive.

When Moiseyev rounded a curve in the road, he crossed over the double yellow lines and into the westbound lane of Pomeroy Road, the CHP said.

Gonzales wasn’t able to avoid the oncoming Honda, and the vehicles collided, the CHP said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moiseyev was seriously injured and taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, the CHP said. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Moiseyev is from Halcyon, a section of Arroyo Grande.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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