GROVER BEACH, Calif. - The Grover Beach Police Department concluded Raymond Cano was high on methamphetamine when his pickup truck slammed into a tree at 50 mph on April 2.
Cano and his wife, Kimberly, died at the scene.
The crash happened about 9:17 p.m. in the 900 block of El Camino Real in Grover Beach. Emergency personnel found the Cano's 1994 Ford truck resting on its side. The police investigation also determined speed was a factor in the crash, but that Mr. Cano driving under the influence was the primary factor.
Here is the entire Grover Beach Police Department News Release:
CASE #: 13-0522 DATE/TIME: April 2, 2013 / 9:17 p.m. LOCATION: 900 block of El Camino Real SUBJECT: ***Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation Results*** On Tuesday April 2, 2013 at about 9:17 p.m. Grover Beach Police Officers and Five Cities Fire personnel were dispatched to an injury traffic collision in the 900 block of El Camino Real. Initial reports from reporting persons indicated a single vehicle vs. tree collision occurred. Upon the emergency responders arrival they found a 1994 Ford pick-up truck had struck a large tree and was now resting on its driver's side with two occupants still inside. The emergency responders were able to check the occupants' conditions and determined both occupants were deceased. The result of the traffic collision investigation determined the primary collision factor was the driver, Mr. Cano, Driving Under the Influence of Methamphetamine. Other contributing factors to the collision were determined to be improper turning movements created when the vehicle veered off the roadway and an unsafe speed for the roadway conditions. The estimated speed of the vehicle at the time of the collision was approximately 50 m.p.h.