North County man, 21, dies after accident in Atascadero

A 21-year-old man died at a home on Santa Margarita Lake Road on Thursday night after declining medical aid following an accident earlier in the evening, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Details were sketchy Friday morning, but Sheriff’s Sgt. Dale Strobridge said the young man was in an accident in Atascadero shortly after midnight. He apparently “refused medical treatment, went home, went to bed, and didn’t wake up this morning,” Strobridge said.

Authorities are withholding the man’s name pending notification of next of kin.

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