Friday, July 29th, 2016

Fatal Traffic Collision Result Of Methamphetamines In System

The Pismo Beach Police Department   has concluded the investigation into the fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 9, which involved a single vehicle driven by Sean Ramirez from Los Osos. Ramirez died from blunt force trauma after the Ford Ranger pickup truck he was driving veered off the roadway from northbound Price Street just south of the Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge and continued over the cliff area onto the beach. Investigators, have concluded the traffic collision was accidental. Toxicology results from Ramirez showed a high level of Methamphetamine and the cause of the collision was contributed to driving under the influence.
Prior to the collision, 911 calls were received from motorists reporting the truck Ramirez was driving was driving erratically, drifting off the roadway, and nearly caused several collisions while on southbound Highway 101entering the Shell Beach area. The vehicle then exited at the Price Street exit and turned north onto Price Street; at which time, witnesses lost sight of it. Police were in the area and shortly after located the truck that was already over the cliff area.