[UPDATE–Second Party in Crash Named] Sheriff’s Office and CHP Still Investigating Death of Southern Humboldt Man

UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: California Highway Patrol press release:

On October 5, 2014, at approximately 1230 hours, Thomas Kane was driving a Toyota Sequoia SUV southbound on Buck Mountain Road, south of Alderpoint Road, at approximately 30 miles per hour.  Gabriel Jackson was driving a Honda ATV northbound on Buck Mountain Road, south of Alderpoint Road, at an unknown speed.  For reasons still under investigation, the two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.  Gabriel Jackson was fully ejected from the ATV and sustained fatal injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of this collision.

This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Garberville Area.


Original post:

According to Officer Patrick Bourassa of the California Highway Patrol, his agency and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office are jointly investigating the October 2 ATV accident on Little Buck Mountain Road that resulted in the death of Gabriel Andrew Jackson age 27 from the Garberville area.


Calling the incident a “complex investigation,” Bourassa would only confirm that two vehicles were involved. He explained that it would be several more days before either agency would be able to release more information.





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