Nicholas Ernest Schaefer Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highway 101 [Paso Robles, CA]


Ashish Krishnani, Kam Sau Involved in Pedestrian Crash near State Route 46 Off-Ramp

PASO ROBLES, CA (January 20, 2023) – Friday night, a fatal pedestrian crash on Highway 101 left Nicholas Ernest Schaefer dead.

The incident happened at around 8:15 p.m., on the southbound lanes of US 101, just north of the State Route 46 off-ramp.

Investigations show that Schaefer, for reasons unknown, ran across the highway. There, he was struck by a Hyundai Elantra, driven by driven by 32-year-old Ashish Krishnani. Following the initial collision, Schaefer was struck again by a Jeep Cherokee driven by 48-year-old Kam Sau. The impact of the collisions left Schaefer with fatal injuries.

First responders to the crash pronounced 62-year-old Nicholas Ernest Schaefer, of Paso Robles, dead at the scene..

At this time, Paso Robles Officials are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Nicholas Ernest Schaefer.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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