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UPDATE: Road reopens following Atascadero death investigation

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-22 22:47:10-04

UPDATE (9:24 a.m.) – Atascadero police say a road closure Monday morning along a portion of Capistrano Avenue was due to a death investigation.

Police say they along with the fire department responded to the area of Capistrano Avenue and Country Club Drive shortly after 5:30 a.m. to reports of a man down near the intersection.

Once on scene, authorities say they determined the man was dead.

An investigation involving a crime scene technician and investigations unit was launched and a sheriff’s coroner also responded to the scene.

At this time, police say the man’s cause of death appears to be medically related.

His name has not been released.

The road has since reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY: A road closure was in place along a portion of Capistrano Drive in Atascadero Monday morning.

Atascadero police posted about the closure at Hospital Drive and Mercedes Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. but did not release any additional details.

A spokesperson for the City of Atascadero says the closure is due to police activity, adding that more information will be released soon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.