Atascadero woman dead after crash on Hwy. 41


A 36-year-old Atascadero woman has died after a crash on Highway 41 and Templeton Road east of Atascadero, according to the CHP.

The crash happened at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday when Manuel L. Trejo Jr., 33 of Atascadero, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck north on Highway 41 at a high rate of speed, according to the CHP. He lost control of the vehicle, which overturned several times. His passenger, Felicita Lockaton, was ejected and died.

Trejo suffered major injuries, including a broken femur and internal chest injuries, according to the CHP. He was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.

Officers suspect Trejo was under the influence of drugs and was arrested, according to the CHP.