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CHP identifies drivers killed in wrong-way crash on Highway 101

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jun 13, 2019

The California Highway Patrol has identified the two drivers who were killed in a wrong-way crash on Highway 101 this week.

The CHP says Anthony Scott Au, 43 of Los Osos, and Nicole Annalise Scalone, 22 of Bellevue, Washington, were killed in the crash.

Scalone was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo early Wednesday morning, according to law enforcement.

Officers say she crashed her Ford Fiesta head-on into Au’s Honda Civic just south of the Higuera Street off-ramp around 2:30 a.m.

Both drivers were reportedly wearing seatbelts but died from their injuries.

On Thursday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said Au worked as a cook at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm and was on his way to work when the crash happened.

“Everyone here who worked alongside Anthony is grieving the loss of both a good man and friend,” said a Sheriff’s Office statement.

On Wednesday, Cal Poly sent an email to the campus community saying Scalone had died in a car crash. She was a fourth-year Business Administration student who was supposed to graduate this weekend.

Nicole Scalone
Nicole Scalone (Facebook Photo)


The CHP says it is waiting for autopsy results to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.