Southern Humboldt Man Sentenced in Death of Gabe Jackson
At 2:45 p.m. today, Thomas Kane plead guilty to felony hit and run charges in the death of Gabe Jackson. His sentencing will occur on August 31. However, we understand that it will include a year in County Jail.
Kane was charged with a felony hit and run as well as concealment of an accidental death in the ATV collision that took the life of Southern Humboldt resident Gabe Jackson in October of 2014. Jackson was at first reported to have been driving alone when he crashed. Later, an “ear witness” gave more information that led to an investigation.
This is what an earlier press release from CHP said:
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.”
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