A memorial fund has now been established for a Los Osos man killed in a wrong way crash on Highway 101 this week.
Anthony Au, 43, was driving to work when he was struck and killed on Wednesday.
CHP says Nicole Scalone, 22, of Bellevue, Washington, was driving the wrong way on the freeway when her Ford Fiesta collided head-on with Au’s Honda Civic at 2:30 a.m south of Higuera St. off-ramp.
Both drivers died at the scene.
A fundraiser has now been set up on GoFundMe to raise money for Au’s memorial service and his family.
The post says Anthony was a loving father, brother, uncle and husband: “Anthony’s sense of humor and loving heart always put the biggest smile on people’s face. His heart was pure and it’s hard to imagine a day without him. We are devastated by this great loss to us all.”
On Thursday, the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office shared Au was a cook at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm and was on his way to work when the crash occurred.
“Everyone here who worked alongside Anthony is grieving the loss of both a good man and friend,” said a Sheriff’s Office statement.
CHP says it is waiting for autopsy results to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.