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UPDATE: Driver found after fleeing SLO rollover crash

Posted at 7:50 PM, Feb 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 19:48:43-05

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo police on Monday said they’ve positively identified the driver who took off after a rollover crash at Broad and High streets Sunday night.

Police say they located the 32-year-old man from Los Osos walking in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Los Osos Valley Road Monday morning.

Police say the man told them he took off because “he was scared and didn’t know what to do.”

He was not arrested but police say they will be requesting a charge of failing to remain at a traffic collision be filed against him.


ORIGINAL STORY: San Luis Obispo Police say a man fled from the scene after crashing his vehicle into a red pickup truck Sunday night.

Early investigation indicates the black pickup was headed east on High Street and failed to stop, slamming into the red pickup headed south on Broad Street before 8 p.m.

The driver of the red vehicle did not suffer any injuries.

Police reported the black pickup is from the Central Valley. Its driver is reported to be a white male with a shaved head, wearing dark clothing and was last seen walking south to Santa Barbara Street. If you see a man with that description, contact police.

It is unclear if the driver of the black pickup was intoxicated. Officers were not able to investigate the vehicle until PG&E cleared the area of danger from the power lines.

The energy company on scene told police the power pole, despite being sheared from the ground, was “stable” due to the power lines holding it up.

Crews would remain on scene to assess repairs. It is unknown if and how much power would need to be shut off in order to complete repairs.

The area of Broad and High Street remain closed. Traffic will need to follow detours of the area.