A Central Coast man has been identified as the victim of a traffic accident in Santa Barbara County which closed Highway 154 over San Marcos Pass for more than two hours.
Michael Okerblom of Nipomo died in yesterday afternoon’s crash just west of San Antonio Creek Road. The CHP says a car being driven the 31 year old man stuck the dirt embankment, and then the front of an SUV. Okerblom was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the SUV escaped with minor injuries.
The CHP is trying to determine what caused the accident, but th roadway was slick from rain at the time of the crash. The accident closed Highway 154 from around 2:30, to 5 p.m.