Monday crash killed Cuesta College freshman
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the teen killed in a car crash near Cal Poly on Monday as 18-year-old Zachary Andrew Harris of South Lake Tahoe.
According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Harris was the sole occupant of the vehicle that was southbound on Highway 1 when it veered off the road and hit a tree near Stenner Creek Road.
He was declared dead at the scene.
According to the release, a joint investigation is ongoing between the San Luis Obispo County Coroner and the California Highway Patrol into the crash.
Harris was a first semester student at Cuesta College, the community college confirmed Thursday.
In a letter sent to students and staff, Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Student Services Mark Sanchez said on-campus counseling services and grief support are available for students through the Student Health Center.