Fatal Accident on Mattole Road Yesterday

Just before 5 p.m. yesterday, CHP dispatch reported a head on traffic collision on Mattole Road. LoCO has learned that the accident resulted in a fatality.

Roughly the area where the accident occurred. [From GPS coordinates provided by the CHP.]

Michael Wayne Kuhnel, age 64, a resident of Honeydew died as a result of the incident. Kuhnel has been a resident of the area for about 10 years and, according to a source close to the family, Kuhnel “will be greatly missed by his family and friends.”

Our heart goes out to those affected by such a tragic loss.

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