3 Killed, John Kudla Injured in Paso Robles Car Crash on Nacimiento Lake near San Marcos Road
Paso Robles, California (September 3, 2019) – The driver who was injured in a head-on collision that left three other people dead on Monday, September 2, on Nacimiento Lake Drive has been identified as John Kudla,58, of Paso Robles, according to the CHP.
The fatal crash happened around 2:09 p.m. just east of San Marcos Road.
According to a local news source, a 2015 Dodge Dart was heading eastbound on Nacimiento Lake Drive when it crossed the double yellow lines to pass another vehicle and crashed head-on into a westbound 2001 Ford F-150 driven by Kudla.
Kudla sustained lacerations and cuts and went to the hospital on his own. His female passenger was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
The Dodge driver and their right-front passenger were declared dead at the scene.
The identities of the deceased victims have not been disclosed, pending notification of next of kin.
Officers said alcohol was a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is underway.