Man Dies After Car Collides with Tree

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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On November 9, 2017 at 0548 hours Santa Maria Police Officers responded to an injury traffic collision at Miller/Chapel. Upon their arrival, officers found that for an unknown reason one vehicle struck a tree and sustained major damage. The driver and sole occupant was transported to the Marian Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor.

On November 11, 2017, the driver died as a result of injuries sustained during the traffic collision. The driver was identified as Petito Espiritu, 67 of Santa Maria.

Traffic Investigators are requesting anyone who might have any information regarding the collision to please contact the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 x1176.

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