Driver Killed on Highway 1 and San Luisito Creek Road
Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a New Year’s Eve crash as 62-year-old Jerome Perry.
Perry was involved in an accident that occurred in San Luis Obiso at 7:22 p.m. on Highway 1.
According to reports, he was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck when he made a left turn into the path of a northbound Hyundai Sonata.
As a result, the Hyaundi crashed into the side of Perry’s truck, causing the pickup to catch fire.
Sadly, Perry died upon impact.
The other driver, Gerardo Aldama, 38, did not report any injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
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