Fatal Accident East of Trinity/Humboldt County Line Off Hwy 36
A 40 year old Asian Male was traveling [southbound] on FS Route 1 at an unknown speed. It appears the party lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. Subsequently, his vehicle collided with a tree causing traumatic injuries which resulted in fatal injury. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision. Name of deceased being withheld pending notification of next of kin and will be available through the Trinity County Sheriffs Department. The cause of the collision still under investigation.
UPDATE 8/4: The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reports that the cause of death of the person who died, Nao Lee born 10/02/1972, was blunt force trauma. He was from out of the area.