Update (7:28 min.): CHP has released more details surrounding this collision.
Officers say around 2:00 PM.m Sunday, 20-year-old Grant Cosko Burlingame, CA was driving a 2007 Lexus g47 manually on North US-101 near the Del Rio road passengers: 20-year-old Adam Joss Menlo Park, 20-year-old Carter Norton, Redwood city, and 20-year-old Kevin Leventhal San MATEO.
Cosko suddenly swerved toward the right shoulder and then abruptly tried to back into the roadway, causing the vehicle difficult to turn left, according to the CHP.
Officers say the car kept driving from the roadway, causing it to overturn on embankment of grass.
Several people stopped to help the four men get out of the car before the Lexus was fully engulfed by fire, according to CHP.
Cosko, Joss, and Norton received minor and moderate injuries and were taken to two hospitals in the city.
The passenger, 20-year-old Kevin Leventhal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision.
The investigation into the case continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP office in Templeton (805) 434-1822.
Update (4:45 p.m.): all lanes North on highway 101 to reopen for CHP.
Update (4:07 min.): the right lane on the 101 North in the area Atascadero is closed as crews respond to the accident.
Movement previously used.
Drivers can expect delays if they’re heading North on 101.
Update (3:01 min.): officials say one person was killed and two others injured after overturned car caught fire and caused a vegetation fire off highway 101 in Atascadero.
According to the staff of CHP, highway 101 to the North of the highway to del Rio road, where the incident occurred will be closed for approximately one hour.
Overturned car on fire, causing the ignition of the vegetation after the accident off highway 101 North to Atascadero on Sunday afternoon.
About 2 o’clock in the afternoon, CHP officials say the Atascadero police responded to reports of an overturned car on its roof and on fire near Del Rio road interchange.
CHP says the accident caused a fire to nearby vegetation.
The police Department Atascadero and cal fire SLO assist emergency incident.
CHP Templeton did not immediately respond to calls KSBY news.
KSBY sends the commands to the scene to get more information.
This story is developing.
Note: KSBY news has edited this story to correct the location of the incident from Templeton to Atascadero.
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