[UPDATE 5:37 p.m.] Fatal Accident Near Alderpoint Today
According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, there was a fatal vehicle accident near Alderpoint at about 8 a.m.
A black Jeep overturned near the intersection of Steelhead Road and Highland Road. First reports indicated an occupant was not moving.
The spokesperson has confirmed the individual is deceased. Details are scarce at this point because officers are still at the scene investigating. We will update when we have more information.UPDATE 5:37 p.m.: The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol.
Sometime on the morning of 05/13/2015, Christopher Gary Leslie White, of Alderpoint, California, was driving a black 1993 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Steelhead Road at an unknown speed. For reasons still under investigation, White lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and the vehicle overturned. As a result of this collision White was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.
California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire, and Alderpoint Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol- Garberville Area.
The California Highway Patrol urges motorist to always wear their seatbelts.