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Car burns after driver crashes into San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza

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Posted at 2:57 AM, Aug 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 22:43:16-04

UPDATE (9:15 a.m.) - San Luis Obispo police say drugs or alcohol are not suspected in a fiery early-morning crash at San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza.

Police say they believe the driver was going too fast when trying to turn from Monterey Street onto Chorro Street and lost control before hitting a landscape wall and entrance bollard.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of what were described as minor injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY: First reported at 2:06 a.m Tuesday, a car crashed into the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza.

A KSBY staff member got footage post-crash of a black sedan that ran over a roadblock pillar by the Chorro and Monterey Street intersection.

After crashing, the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire was put out within 20 minutes.

Firefighters on the scene told KSBY that the vehicle occupant was a male with minor distress.

There was no damage to the mission, but a rock flower bed near the roadblock was hit.

The cause of the crash is unknown, and more information will be released here as it becomes available.