One Dead After Accident on 36

Hwy 36 Fatal fatalityOne person is reported dead after a vehicle went off Hwy 36 about a half mile east of the Shasta Trinity County line. About 4:12 a.m., a “Tahoe or similar vehicle” was found 100′ to 200′ off the side of the roadway, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

One occupant was confirmed dead at 5:37 a.m. At 6:07 a.m, there is a mention of a gun being found. It is unclear from the report if this is just a firearm possessed by the occupant or if there is a crime involved.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

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  • Hwy 36 claims another life!!! The only “good” thing about it is, at least it wasn’t local around the Bridgeville area where most of the wrecks happen!!! Hope they find some peace on the other side!!!

  • Four twelve AM, and a gun. Got it.

  • East of the Shasta Trinity County line?

    • Yes, thus a 1/2 mile into Shasta County.

      • Hey, that’s a half mile out of the triangle, your expanding your coverage!

        Actually my mind had a fart, and I thought you must have meant something else, but nay.

        Sorry, have a good day.

        • Did that sound snippy? Sorry! It wasn’t meant that way. I have a thing called disgraphia that causes me to switch up directions (and other things) and I have to be very careful not to do it especially when tired. I had to run back and recheck when I saw your comment and make sure that I hadn’t screwed up…again.

          • I have that, too, except I didn’t know its name. I say “right” for “left” and so on. I know where I’m going once I’ve been to a place a couple of times, by association, how things look and feel — but don’t ask me for directions if you want to get there.

    • “One person is reported dead after a vehicle went off Hwy 36 about a half mile east of the Shasta Trinity County line. About 4:12 a.m. ” So YES it was reading the article occasionally helps prevent redundant questions!!!

  • Oh yippy skippy, another focused on g u n s article.
    There may or may not have been a licensed conceal carry person involved in a fatal accident article would be just as disturbing as pointing out that the dead person might or might not have been some type of criminal. A person was killed in a fatal CAR accident, not a g u n accident ffs. Every person is to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
    I therefore declare this person to be innocent until proven otherwise.
    My heart goes out to the fatal victim’s loved ones, whether the victim was good or bad. I pray they all find peace and comfort, love and mercy. R.I.P.

    • Didn’t seem focused on the gun to me. It simply mentioned that there was a report of a gun there. Should she leave out things that were mentioned in the report? Sounds like a sensitive topic to you, but this was raw news that she was reporting.

      • What else was in the vehicle? Why weren’t those mentioned?

        • Nothing he was an old man on his way to his brothers

          • My point exactly. No stolen goods, no drugs, no human trafficking, … NADA.
            Yet the narrative is focused on crime, the road, the possible speed of the driver, and everything except the comforting of the victim’s loved ones.
            It’s pretty obvious it ticked me off.
            My apologies to the loved ones for my awkward attempts at slapping the shit out of the callous in hopes of restoring a sense of humanity. May the loved ones find peace and comfort despite the sorrow.

            Out of the atm 43 comments, only 4 (5, including me), had shared any caring thoughts to and for the family.

      • That’s what I read, an article about a man dying in a motor vehicle accident who just happened to have a gun in said vehicle!!! Nothing more, nothing less!!!

        • Yet neither of you can find any importance of the mentioning of the g u n in the vehicle. As far as I’m aware, g u n s are not illegal.
          Yet neither of you care to share condolences to the family of the victim? Okaaaay.

          • Depending on the circumstance that gun may very well be illegal for the person to have. It could have also been 100% legal and nothing to worry about. Anything else in the vehicle that had a chance of being illegal, such as drugs, probably would have been mentioned too if found. It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not like the headline said evil gun found in wrecked vehicle over embankment with dead body.

            • (S)He can’t seem to let it go, for some reason he always comes back to the G U N!!! As if the mention of it is kind of BFHD!!! Which it is not, IM(ns)HO!!!

          • Shak, I mentioned the gun because it was very pointedly mentioned on the CHP site. I also very clearly pointed out that it may have simply been a possession of the owner. I could ignore that the CHP site mentioned it but it seemed of possible interest to my readers. It wasn’t mentioned because I am anti-gun. I’m not.

            • It was thoughtless and careless.
              Look at the dam comments Kym. “4:00 am and a gun, rings of criminal intent to me” (paraphrased). ”
              It shouldn’t have been mentioned at all until all the facts were known. This sounds like it was pure agenda driven.
              Nobody gave a dam about the person, just because he traveled with self defense tool at ungodly hours of the night where evil lurks for the unprepared.
              My heart goes out to the victim’s loved ones and I pray the community realizes the sorrow that others must be feeling right about now.

              • Until you wrote a comment, there was one person who mentioned the gun.

                • BS. Most of the comments couldn’t have cared less about the person, thanks to the callous reporting, but instead focused on the location, the g u n, the everything but the loss of a life.

                  Comments following below are more considerate of the person who lost their life. One person, for instance, shared who the person was.

                  The point of focus is lost on those who couldn’t care less about the life of a decent person. So be it.

              • Shak I couldn’t care less about your comments. I wish you had better things to do than be bent out of shape over the mention of a gun. Get over it bud. It’s news deal with it k. Rip buddy whoever you are. One love✌️

          • It said found at the scene, not in the vehicle. If for example, it turned out to be a fully automatic rifle lying in the highway after the wreck, that would be newsworthy. Let’s wait and see what the updates bring as to what it was and how it pertained to the story…

    • Amen!! Thats one thing that ruins this country, judging people!!

  • The Entropic Empath

    Is that about one-a-day?

    I knew I had to be crazy to drive 36, but it’s calling to me every time I drive up 5…

    Fortuna, only 3-4 hours from Red Bluff, and a million ways to kill you!

    Pretty though!

    Slow, wide turns brother!

    Drive safe, drive sober! Live to live another day…

    I predict this is not the end of the chain…

    • I “feel” what you’re saying.

    • Sadly, I have to agree even with the work on 36 being done, in Humbug County at least, it’s still dangerous if you don’t pay attention to how you drive!!! Such as keeping your foot out of the fuel injector for starters!!!

  • This may be the missing guy from Vegas headed to Covelo in a gmc could look like a Tahoe

  • Very sad to read Highway 36 has claimed another person. My prayers to the family. God bless.

  • Unless the Road crumples on you and you fall over the bank into a river or something to that effect, how is a road dangerous? The only time a road is dangerous is when you’re driving too fast and or not paying attention to you’re driving or road conditions. 36 is a Winding Road you can’t go 65 on it safely.. this still sucks though, condolences.

  • >”36 is a Winding Road you can’t go 65 on it safely.. ”

    Yup. Try the Salmon River Road from Somes Bar to the Forks of the Salmon.

    • It has been years since I have been on that round. It is a doozy.

      • Right up there with the bluff roads between gaberville and Ruth. Slow the heck down, stop cutting the corners and don’t forget it’s mostly a one lane road. Kudos for what fixes are being done(when done right) but is still pretty sad roadways. Watch people on 36, zenia/AP, a few other roads the county doesn’t even bother with, they are to distracted or driving to fast. On and my favorite, “I grew up on these roads and know them”…..well enough to drive like a conceded idiot. I’ve watched these roads change over days. Not weeks but days. Holes, sinking, slides, rock,an I’m sure that just the beginning. People mark the roads for each other because it’s so daily- let’s put a sign here, a cone there, throw some paint around or near that obstacle.

    • I have driven that road many times and it just doesn’t seem to improve.

  • Caption obvious

    No crime, he was an older local so hum
    MAn well loved An liked, he always carried a gun like most old timers the grew up around Garberville, r.i.p

  • Prayers to the family and friends. So sad .

  • Bozo that pic freaked me out.

  • Right up there with the bluff roads between gaberville and Ruth. Slow the heck down, stop cutting the corners and don’t forget it’s mostly a one lane road. Kudos for what fixes are being done(when done right) but is still pretty sad roadways. Watch people on 36, zenia/AP, a few other roads the county doesn’t even bother with, they are to distracted or driving to fast. On and my favorite, “I grew up on these roads and know them”…..well enough to drive like a conceded idiot. I’ve watched these roads change over days. Not weeks but days. Holes, sinking, slides, rock,an I’m sure that just the beginning. People mark the roads for each other because it’s so daily- let’s put a sign here, a cone there, throw some paint around or near that obstacle.

    • It’s true that speeding kills but the only time I came close to going over the edge of a cliff, I was going 25 mph. I just hit something slick on the road and my truck drifted over without traction.

  • Omg, you people would argue over the sky being blue…. It’s like a bunch of bratty children…. Grow up the lot of you ….

    • Anti troll league

      When in the history of online comments has telling people to grow up ever made them stop arguing…

  • R.I.P you will be missed 😞

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