DUI Driver David Downs Crashes Head-On into Stephen James Kritz in San Luis Obispo
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (August 3, 2022) – A man died in a DUI two-vehicle accident on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning, July 30.
Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Stephen James Kritz, according to CHP.
The accident happened around 8:14 a.m. just west of Santa Fe Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, 62-year-old David Downs of Morro Bay drove an eastbound Chevrolet on Tank Farm Road when he crossed into the oncoming lane, crashing into an oncoming Volkswagen driven by Kritz.
As a result, the two vehicles crashed head-on into each other.
Kritz died at the scene.
Officers arrested Downs. He is facing multiple charges including murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of a drug and causing injury or death.
Investigators ask anyone who witnessed the crash to contact CHP at (805) 594-9700 and ask for Officer Banks.
We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Stephen James Kritz.
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