Two Killed in Early Morning Crash

Written by Estero Bay News

July 15, 2022

The Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning, fatal, 2-car crash that happened on rural Hwy 1 on the Nipomo Mesa.

According to a news release, at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Cori Lee Hudson, 38 of Grover Beach, was traveling southbound on Hwy 1 in rural Nipomo, approaching the turn onto Winterhaven Way. The report said Hudson’s speed at the time of the crash was unknown.

The other car, a 2007 Honda Civic, was driven by 31-year-old Geovany Bazan Rojas of Santa Maria, according to the report, with passenger Julian Hernandez, 35 of Santa Maria, traveling northbound on the 2-lane, Hwy 1, which is commonly called Willow Road through this area of the Mesa.

The CHP listed the speed of this Rojas’ car as “unknown” as well.

According to the report, Hudson turned left onto Winterhaven Way and was hit head-on by the oncoming vehicle. The two men in the Civic were killed in the collision and Hudson suffered moderate injuries.

Investigators continue to delve into the crash and did not release a cause nor say who was at fault. The report said weather conditions at the time were “dry/cloudy.” No arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy but the investigation was ongoing.

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