California couple found dead in creek

A California couple and their dog, who were found dead in a creek bed last week, were likely struck by a speeding car and police interviewed the driver, authorities said.

The bodies of Matthew Chachere, 39, and Jennifer Besser, 36, were discovered under dense brush in San Luis Obispo on November 22 after authorities received a report of a dead dog in the area, according to the department. city ​​police.

A day earlier, police responded when a car crashed after striking a sidewalk and then striking a street sign and a bridge pillar, authorities said Tuesday.

“The driver was not suspected of having an alcohol problem; A traffic collision report has been completed and the car has been towed away,” said a news release from the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Police now believe that Chachere and Besser were walking their dog when they were struck by the car before it crashed around a hairpin bend in the road. Speed ​​likely was a factor, authorities said.

Detectives interviewed the driver of the car, a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man, and police said he has been cooperative.

“Criminal charges will be determined based on the evidence and findings at the end of the investigation,” the police statement said.