[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.Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 1.30.43 PMUPDATE 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.



  • We knew Chris as he went to South Fork High with are son and played football together.We seen and talk with him when we go to the Alderpoint store.We know his grand parents. Chris was always nice to us and friendly.It is a sad day he past away.
    He will be missed by all his live touched

  • Victoria Hammond

    Chris White there aren’t words to even barely explain how special he was! He was always happy with welcoming arms giving such warm loving hugs! He was an amazing friend a great brother and an even better uncle… he was lived by everyone that knew him. Alderpoint wont be the same without him… the world wont be the same without him… we were all lucky to have met him and cant wait to see him again!!! Rest in paradise brother!!! Much love!!!

    • Christmas was a very loving ,kind,caring,good hearted person he will be GREATLY missed!!! Love you!! I will miss seeing you at juggalo shows mmfwcl whoooop whoooop!!!you always gave everyone a big hug!!you were a awesome big brother to chanc!!we love you!!!GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!

  • First time I went to the Alderpoint Store, I met Chris. Nice guy and always friendly to me. Can’t picture the town without him. He had a positive character and will be missed by me and my family.

  • RIP Chris, you always had a friendly hello and hug when I saw you. See you on the other side.


  • Chris gave him self to me to fill my he void from my son that past he was an amazing person I dont know how to move on without him I love u so much chris you are gone but never be forgoten please pray for the family I love u all so much I will never forget u so u taught me so much in life if I can help any thing please adk….

  • Such terrible news. RIP Chris, my friend. We will miss those amazing warm hugs and that big smile. He was one of the best. I send my love and sincere condolences to the family and to the friends who are hurting at this news. Be careful out there on these crazy backroads, everyone. It only takes a second… and… gone!

  • Chris was my cousin, and my best friend my heart aches daily because this is still so unbelievable. I love u cuzo your always in my heart.

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