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Two killed in head-on collision east of Paso 

Update March 24: California Highway Patrol today released the identities of the two victims of a fatal accident that happened on Monday east of Paso Robles. The victims are Mark Montgomery, 63, and Lyle Davidson, 63, both of Shafter. They were both wearing their seat belts, according to the CHP. The weather was foggy at the time of the accident, the CHP reported.


Original story March 23: Two people were killed and one injured in a head-on crash at approximately 6:50 a.m. this morning near the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County, east of Paso Robles, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

Charles Hutchison, 47, of Paso Robles was driving his Ford F-350 Eastbound on Highway 46, and had just entered the turn lane for Highway 41. Another driver was in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck heacing Westbound on Highway 46.

For reasons unknown, Hutchison made his intended left turn approximately 80 feet prior to the entrance directly into the path of the other driver, the report says. The two trucks collided head-on causing fatal injuries to driver and passenger in the Chevy pickup, the report says. The two victims were 63-year-old men from Shafter, Calif. Their names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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