Bicyclist Injured in Accident on 101–Possible Fatality
UPDATE, Feb. 25, 5:15 p.m.: The information below was incorrect; the John Mello killed yesterday was not the John Mello who used to work for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. That John Mello writes:
I am the John Mello that recently retired from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and not the fellow of the same name that died in yesterday’s unfortunate traffic accident on Highway 101 near Stone Lagoon. Would it be possible to update the Lost Coast Outpost blog on this accident? Although we do not know the Mello family of McKinleyville, we are very sorry for their loss.
The Lost Coast Outpost regrets the error.
UPDATE Feb. 25: The victim of the fatality was John Mello of McKinleyville, a marine biologist with the California Dept. of Fish and wildlife. The driver of the vehicle was Brian Bresee, an employee of Humboldt Co. Parks.
UPDATE: 1:30 P.M.: CHP is classifying this as a fatality. LoCO extends sympathy to the family and friends of all involved.
CHP dispatch is reporting an accident between a bicyclist and a vehicle on Hwy 101. An ambulance is on the way. CPR is being administered. It is being noted as a possible fatality.
The southbound lane just north of Big Lagoon is blocked. Follow updates here.