Los Osos man dead after crash in northern SLO County

A Los Osos man was killed Friday morning after the truck he was driving rolled down an embankment and caught fire near Highway 46 in the North County.

CHP officers said Peter Fuenger, 59, was driving the 1997 Ford pickup north about 7:20 a.m. on Santa Rosa Creek Road just north of Highway 46 when it drifted off the road and continued down the embankment.

The truck then caught fire, officers said. Fuenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.