Another Crash Near Pepperdine University Memorial

November 3, 2023 ·

MALIBU—On Thursday, November 2, there was a car accident near the scene of the October 17 crash that claimed multiple lives. There were no reported injuries in the November 2 crash. There was reported property damage of the vehicles involved, and one mailbox was destroyed.

Police reports indicate that this is the fourth car accident that has occurred in the vicinity of the Pepperdine University Memorial site that was erected to honor the lives of Pepperdine University students including Niamh Rolston, Peyton Steward, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams on this stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) that has often been referred to as Dead Man’s Curb.

Reports indicate that Fraser Michael Bohm, the suspect in the fatal collision, was driving at an excessive speed when he slammed into two other vehicles that fatally killed the students.

Reports indicate that Bohm’s attorney, Michael Kraut alleges that this was a road rage incident and that his client was chased onto the PCH by another individual who was also speeding. Bohm faces charges of vehicular manslaughter. His bond was set at $8 million and was then reduced to $4 million.

The most recent traffic reports are posted on Malibu City’s webpage. The information came from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Office, Robert G. Luna, Hall of Justice, reported by Malibu City Manager, Steve McClary.

The report indicates there were 240 citations given for “unsafe speed.” 26 car accidents, in the month of September including those with and without injuries. Of the 26 car accidents, 17 occurred on PCH.

The most frequent primary collision factor was listed by LASD as “unsafe speed.” The most frequent cited violation was also listed as “unsafe speed.”

By Sharon

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