Woman Motorcyclist Dead After Collision
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 6:10 PM Crescent City Area CHP responded to a traffic collision located on US HWY 199 north of Gasquet, California at mile post marker 24.08. Upon arrival, officers found a two vehicle traffic collision involving a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Lead, South Dakota and a Jeep Cherokee from Redding, California.
For reasons still under investigation, the southbound motorcycle crossed into the northbound traffic lane and collided head on with the Jeep Cherokee.
The three occupants of the Jeep were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The motorcycle rider was succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Due to the extent of damage to the vehicles, injuries to the involved parties and the extent of the investigation, the highway was completely closed for 45 minutes. One way traffic control was then established and continued for an additional 90 minutes. The cause of the collision is under investigation.