Driver Pyong Yun Song Dies after Excavator Falls onto Car in Nipomo
NIPOMO, CA (September 17, 2021) — One driver dies after heavy machinery lands on a car on Highway 101 near Willow Road Wednesday, September 1.
The California Highway Patrol has identified the victim as 60-year-old Pyong Yun Song.
According to reports, the fatal incident happened around 4:10 p.m. CHP says the right front tire of a semi-truck traveling northbound on Highway 101 blew out and the driver lost control, crashing into a metal guard rail. As a result, the heavy equipment the driver was hauling came off the trailer and rolled down the embankment onto the Willow Road offramp.
Song’s Cadillac Escalade was crushed. According to reports, Song died at the scene.
Another vehicle that was stopped on the offramp was also struck by debris from the excavator but the driver was not hurt.
At this time, authorities are investigating. However, if anyone has more information on this accident, please contact the California Highway Patrol.
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Pyong Yun Song.
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