[UPDATE 9:47 a.m.] Fatal Accident Near the Miranda Offramp; Two Locals Dead; Driver Injured
At approximately 3:20 a.m., two passengers died after the northbound vehicle they were in went over the embankment just north of the Miranda Offramp from Hwy 101. According to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, Officer William Wunderlich, the driver was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. At this point, they don’t know the extent of his injuries.
“We’re still investigating and won’t have the names of the fatalities [for publication] til later,” Wunderlich said. He did confirm that the occupants of the car were local but families of the deceased still need to be notified.
UPDATE 9:47 a.m.: Fortuna Man Driver in This Morning’s Double Fatal Accident