A Santa Maria woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.
Personnel from Cal Fire, which serves as the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department, and California Highway Patrol officers responded at approximately 10 a.m. to the incident on northbound Highway 101, just north of Cuesta Grade.
The crash occurred while a 2006 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Octavio Toledo-Hernandez, 49, of Santa Maria, was traveling north at approximately 65 mph in rainy conditions when he lost control south of the Highway 58/Santa Margarita exit, CHP Sgt. Perry Heidebrink said.
The vehicle veered across the roadway and slammed into a tree adjacent to the shoulder.
A passenger, Maria Guadalupe-Toledo, 51, of Santa Maria, was wearing a seat belt while sitting in the right passenger seat of the second row, but she sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Heidebrink said.
The driver was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for treatment of moderate injuries, the CHP said.
Two other passengers, Irineo Nunez Tapia, 25, and Elitania Toledo, 23, both of Santa Maria, also were taken to Sierra Vista hospital for treatment of major injuries, Heidebrink
One-year-old Sebastian Toledo Guill also was taken to the hospital to be examined, but reportedly had no injuries.
CHP officers said Sunday afternoon that relatives had been notified about Guadalupe-Toledo’s death.
Due to the number of patients involved in the crash, Cal Fire personnel had declared a level one mass-casualty incident.