HSU Student Killed in Crash Near Humboldt/Del Norte County Line, Two Others With Major Injuries
On March 13 at 10:10 a.m., a 2002 Ford Mustang traveled north on Highway 101 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.
The passengers, Pearla Saole, 21, of Arcata and Alexis Galvan, 21, of Arcata, both suffered major injuries and were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital. Officer Rick Borges of the California Highway Patrol said the two passengers are now at Mercy Hospital in Redding. The driver of the vehicle, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
All of the occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the collision.
Press release from Humboldt State University:
A Humboldt State University student was killed and two other students were injured in a car accident Sunday morning near Crescent City.
The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. on Highway 101, and all three students were traveling in the same car.
The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate, and has been in close contact with University Police. Campus officials are reaching out to family members, friends, and others to provide support and other assistance.
The names of the students are not yet being released to the public. The students who were injured were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City.
Humboldt State is offering support for members of the campus community who may need it during this time. Students contact the Dean of Students office at (707) 826-3504 or visit that office in Siemens Hall 211. Staff or faculty may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at (707) 443-7358.
[Note: The California Highway Patrol reported the name of one of the passengers as Pearl Saole. However, the University says her name is Pearla.]