Fatal Traffic Accident in Santa Maria

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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On November 18, 2017 at 1113 hours, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W Albert St to investigate a fatal traffic collision. The deceased is America Ortega Toscano, 23 y/o of Santa Maria.

The investigation revealed that the driver lost control of his vehicle while backing into his driveway. Ortega Toscano was standing behind the vehicle and was pinned between the vehicle and the house. Ortega Toscano suffered a major head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Traffic Bureau was called to investigate. Based on the preliminary investigation, alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

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