Isaldo Santiago Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 101 near Wellsona Road in Paso Robles

Paso Robles Crash
Isaldo Santiago Killed in Paso Robles Crash on Highway 101 near Wellsona Road

Paso Robles, California (March 15, 2023) – 38-year-old Isaldo Arrelo Santiago, of Oxnard, has been identified as the man who was killed in a car accident on Tuesday night in Paso Robles.

The California Highway Patrol says the fatal crash happened at around 11:18 p.m. on Highway 101 near Wellsona Road.

33-year-old Alvaro Alvizo Diaz and his passenger, 47-year-old Leopoldo Martinez, were traveling eastbound on Wellsona Road in a 2020 Nissan Sentra.

CHP says Diaz made a left turn onto the southbound lane of Highway 101 and continued driving the wrong way before colliding head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Isaldo Santiago.

Isaldo was killed in the accident.

Diaz sustained major injuries and was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. He was subsequently placed under arrest and will be booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

Martinez suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.