UPDATE: One person killed in accident on Highway 46 east of Shandon

UPDATE: The CHP this morning says a 64-year-old Salinas man was killed in the single-vehicle accident Wednesday night at the San Luis Obispo-Kern counties line.

The man, who won't be identified until next of kin are notified, was headed east on Highway 46 when he drifted across the double-yellow line. The man then veered back into the eastbound lanes, overcorrected and zoomed back across the westbound lanes.

His 1989 Chevrolet pickup ran down an embankment and rolled. The man, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the truck. The truck came to rest on top of him, the CHP said.

Passersby administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but to no avail. The man was declared dead at the scene.


One person died this evening after being thrown from a vehicle on Highway 46 near the border of Kern and San Luis Obispo counties.

At 4:52 p.m., a caller reported seeing a vehicle off the roadway east of Shandon, according to the CHP traffic incident website.

CHP officers discovered that a person had been ejected from the vehicle.

The person had no pulse. CPR was performed, but the person was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m., the CHP said.

Further information on the incident is pending.

-- Sarah Linn