Elderly Eureka Man Dies in Fatal Accident
On September 17, 2016, at approximately 1204 hours, CHP officers responded to a traffic collision on a private property dirt road near the intersection of Elk River Road and Brauning Lane. A 2015 Ford F250 driven by Charles McDougal Lawrence, age 82 of Eureka, for reasons still under investigation, collided with a raised dirt embankment, rolled over and came to rest on its roof. As a result of this incident, Lawrence sustained fatal injuries. Lawrence was pronounced deceased at the scene. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have been a factor in this collision. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this collision.