Oceano man killed after driving off road, crashing into tree

An Oceano man was killed Tuesday night after his truck went off the road near Arroyo Grande and crashed into a tree.

Sometime between 3:45 and 11:11 p.m., Gujer Sandhu Jr., 30, was driving a 2005 Toyota Tundra west on Los Berros Road, west of Falcon Crest Drive, according to a CHP news release. For unknown reasons, Sandhu allowed the truck to drift off the north edge of the road.

The vehicle continued down a steep embankment, where it crashed into a tree and eventually landed at the bottom, making it difficult to see from the road. A tractor-trailer driver traveling on Los Berros Road noticed the truck about 6:50 a.m. and notified the CHP.

Emergency personnel found Sandhu wearing his seat belt on the driver’s side of the truck. Sandhu was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lindsey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lindseyholden27