On February 8, at approximately 4:53 AM officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 4300 block of South Higuera. The driver of the vehicle John Hooper, of Arroyo Grande was S/B on Higuera from Los Osos Valley Road and struck the pedestrian Kent Boswell, of San Luis Obispo, who was in the roadway. Officers arrived on scene and provided CPR to Boswell who was still in the roadway.
The Fire Department arrived and took over medical treatment. Boswell was transported to the Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The collision investigation is being handled by the Traffic Safety Unit of the San Luis Obispo Police Department and is ongoing. With regard to the driver, neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be a factor in the collision.