Mad River Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident on Hwy 36

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On 10/04/2016 at approximately 10:30 A.M., Trinity River CHP Officers were dispatched to a solo vehicle down an embankment on SR-36 at mile marker 33.65 with Caltrans and possibly family members on scene.  The Northern Division Helicopter, H-14, arrived on scene shortly after the initial dispatch and located a 2004 blue Jeep four door vehicle down the embankment and what appeared to be a male subject approximately 40 feet further down from the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has revealed for an unknown reason the driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway down an embankment.  Officers are still on scene investigating the cause of the collision.  When further information comes available, it will be released.

Earlier chapter: One Deceased After Accident on Hwy 36 Today



  • Another Highway 36 statistic people thinking that there Mario Andretti I’ve said it and said it that road will kill you

  • Get out of here with at statistic $&it….. your gross for assuming a such things! Any lost of life is a tragedy! I personally had close calls driving under the speed limit!

    My heart goes out to his family.
    This could happen to any one.

    Love often……..

  • To everybody this old man was one off the best people on this planet…drove always with cation he was 74 and part of our colture since the beginning and did a lot to help others. Best farmer I have met to date. You will be missed by many ” old man” Let us all smoke one for him he would like that….thanks. B-well everyone…

  • My husband drives that damn road,it’s the most dangerous (one of) roads in humboldt.this road claims lives at least once a week.if you’d drive just a bit slower you or someone else might live a little longer.PLEASE the life you safe may be your own.peace out

  • I hate driving 36. Way too many people think they are better at driving at higher-than-posted speeds and still being safe to themselves and other drivers. SLOW THE F… DOWN!

  • Sad day for family and friends Rest In Paradise!

  • I drive this road everyday it’s not just dangerous when speeding. I wrecked my car only going 35 on this road luckily no damage to me my car got a little my love and prayers go to the family.

  • Remember the State highway milepost markers start over in each county. this was milepost 33.65 in TRINITY county, way out near hwy. 3 close to Hayfork, not the milepost 33 in Humboldt county…

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