Apr 20, 2012 8:47 PM by Shelby Rhodes

Driver of fatal Morro Bay crash booked in SLO County Jail

The driver in the fatal crash in Morro Bay Wednesday has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Michael Kessler, 37, of San Luis Obispo, was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol said Kessler was on drugs when he crashed his car on Highway 1 near Morro Bay early Wednesday morning, killing 27 year old Ashley Malmen of Cayucos.

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