Crystal Lee Reuck, 22, Taylor M. Swarthout, 22, Karen Michelle Szasz, 45, and David Castillo, 42, killed in car accident with semi truck on Highway 101 in Paso Robles, CA

Modified Date: 
Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:34am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Four Killed in Paso Robles Car Accident Christmas Eve

Family recently told the San Luis Obispo Tribune that the four friends were heading to a Christmas Eve dinner the night of the accident.
Four people died on Christmas Eve when their vehicle crashed into a semi-truck on Highway 101 and Wellsona Road just after 6 p.m. The deceased were identified as Crystal Lee Reuck, 22, Taylor M. Swarthout, 22, Karen Michelle Szasz, 45, and David Castillo, 42. All from San Miguel, CA. The driver of the semi truck, 55-year-old Philip Ken Trujillo of Las Vegas, was turning left onto Wellsona Road when a Chrysler van driven by Reuck collided with the trailer and traveled completely underneath it. Reuck, Swarthout, and Szasz were pronounced deceased at the crash site. Castillo was taken to Twin Cities Hospital where he later died.  CHP is investigating the accident to determine the cause.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Crystal Lee Reuck
Taylor M. Swarthout
Karen Michelle Szasz
David Castillo
Philip Ken Trujillo

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