[UPDATE 12:47 p.m.] Fatal Accident Near Loleta After Crash Into Tree

fatal crash

[Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

About 11:17 a.m. a silver Toyota went off Eel River Drive near Copenhagen Road near Loleta and crashed into a tree.

Law enforcement at a crash

[Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: The victim was a male.



UPDATE: CHP Releases Name of Victim of Fatal Crash Near Loleta

  • Laytonville Rock


  • Clear weather, dry road, no traffic I can see.
    How fast was he driving?
    Swerved to miss a deer? (yeah, I heard that one years ago), Checked the GPS on his cell phone?

    I’m sorry he didn’t make it.

    I hope this accident and others in the past handful of years are motivating people to drive with more care – 70 MPH expectations (even 50 MPH expectations) are not reasonable on the local roads. Momentary distractions – even at lower speeds – can had disastrous results.
    As the family of this driver is learning today.

    • Things that make you go hmm

      That’s what happens when you drive a F-ing Prius! Normally they’re doing about twenty under the posted speed limit… Grrr

      • Mean Spirited People Suck

        Someone lost their life today, and that’s what you have to say?
        People that complain about slow drivers are usually the ones that go at least 10mph over the speed limit, constantly. That hmm sound you hear is not your brain working!

        My condolences to the family that lost their loved one.

      • Looks to me more like a Toyota Matrix.

      • piruses i agree arent made to handle the roads here. not to mention the little advertised fact that they do more harm to the planet than non hybrid compact cars. the general public was offered a load of goods and most without doing any true research swallowed it and are still mostly convinced they are helping the planet …… no matter the facts of engery protential engery stored engery and applied versus recovered. cant change phyics or the laws of nature to bad they stopped teaching people to think and instead taught them to resist reguardless of practical sense and general laws of nature.

    • Judge much?

  • You should blank out the license plate until next of kin are notified

  • RIP Prayers to the family. As a former EMT no telling what happened we may never know. Making crappy statements does noting to help the family of the victim. Lets try to have some class. A follow up atricle gives the name. He was 75 might have had a medical problem that caused the accident. Who know.

  • Comentors are a sad reflection on society.

  • Possible the accident was the result of a medical problem, not his driving. With old judgement. You don’t know all the facts.

    From my own experience accidents happen and they aren’t necessarily caused by the driver.

    I feel bad for his family. It’s hard to see things like this in the news.

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