UPDATE (3:05 p.m.) – The California Highway Patrol has identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash Tuesday morning south of Arroyo Grande as Johnny Dale Trujillo, 49, of Los Osos.
Officers say a car headed southbound in the slow lane of Highway 101 struck a deer, causing the animal to be thrown into the fast lane where Trujillo, who was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, struck it.
Trujillo was ejected from the motorcycle and struck by another vehicle.
UPDATE (9:45 a.m.) – The California Highway Patrol confirms to KSBY News that a motorcyclist died Tuesday morning after colliding with a deer on southbound Highway 101 near El Campo Road. Investigators remained on scene as of 9:30 a.m. and a SIG Alert was still in place for the area.
This is the second motorcyclist to have died near that intersection in just a few days. On Sunday, an 18-year-old from Texas was killed after a car turned in front of him, according to CHP. His name has not yet been released.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
ORIGINAL STORY: Traffic is backed up on Highway 101 southbound from El Campo Rd. to Grand Ave. Tuesday morning.
According to CHP logs, multiple crashes were reported Tuesday morning in the Five Cities area, three of which involved cars hitting deer.
A four-car crash was reported on the highway near Laetitia Vineyard Dr. The pile-up was blocking the northbound left lane as of 7:20 a.m.
CHP has issued a SIG alert for the area meaning that traffic may be impacted for 30 minutes or more.