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Atascadero Police: Driver "lost control" in fatal crash

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 18:48:43-05

In a statement on Monday, Atascadero Police say they are looking into the possibility that a fatal crash Saturday may be the result of a "street race" on Highway 41.

The car crashed on Highway 41 near Frog Hollow Drive just after 8:15 p.m. on Saturday. Police say the driver of a blue Mustang lost control of the car and rolled over, before crashing into an embankment and telephone pole.

Atascadero PD described the other car allegedly involved as a black or dark-colored vehicle. They are also investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have also been a factor.

Police say the driver of the blue Ford Mustang was a 59-year-old man. His identity is not being released. Police say he suffered fatal injuries from the crash, despite lifesaving efforts by other drivers and first responders.

Anyone with information can call the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 470-3242.