Update: Names released in fatal Highway 46 accident
Update posted May 10, 3:30 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol has released the names of the parties involved in Tuesday night’s fatal crash on Highway 46 East.
The 29-year-old New Jersey man who lost his life as a result of the crash has been identified as Richard Lin. 66-year-old Cayucos resident Priscilla Williams was the party driving the 2015 Honda Civic. The driver of the 2008 Toyota Prius was identified as 35-year-old Robert Chavez.
Original story posted May 10, 7:53 a.m.
A 29-year-old man was killed Tuesday night in an accident on Highway 46 East, California Highway Patrol reports.
At about 9:17 p.m., the man, originally from Manalapan, NJ, was traveling eastbound in a 2002 Honda Civic just west of Lucy Brown Road.
For unknown reasons, his vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by 2015 Honda Civic driven by a 66-year-old woman from Cayucos. The man was ejected from his vehicle and sustained fatal injuries from blunt force trauma.
The female driver of the 2015 Honda Civic suffered a broken leg, ankle, knee and ribs, the report says.
Another vehicle traveling behind her, a 2008 Toyota Prius, driven by a 35-year-old man from Pasco, WA, also collided with the New Jersey man’s car. He suffered complaints of pain.
CHP has not yet released the identities of those involved in the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, however drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a contributing factor.