Followup on Gabe Jackson’s Death:Thomas Kane’s Court Case Moves Forward
The District Attorney’s Office alleges that, last October, Kane and Jackson were involved in a collision on Little Buck Mountain Road east of Garberville. Jackson died as a result. Afterwards, the DA alleges that Kane moved Jackson’s ATV.
A CHP press release from October 14 states,
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.
The CHP established by investigation that when the collision occurred, instead of reporting it, Mr. Kane moved the ATV “over the edge of the embankment,” said Keat.
At approximately 10:05 a.m. on October 6, Marjorie Jackson, mother of Gabe Jackson reported the traffic accident to 911. However, the CHP report above alleges that the original time the collision occurred was approximately 12:30 p.m. on the fifth. “We have an ear witness,” Keat explained. Later, he says, “A search warrant for Kane’s vehicle confirmed the collision.”
Thomas Kane is scheduled to appear in court on August 20th and 26th for preliminary hearings before the actual trial.
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