[UPDATE–Second Party in Crash Named] Sheriff’s Office and CHP Still Investigating Death of Southern Humboldt Man
UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: California Highway Patrol press release:
On October 5, 2014, at approximately 1230 hours, Thomas Kane was driving a Toyota Sequoia SUV southbound on Buck Mountain Road, south of Alderpoint Road, at approximately 30 miles per hour. Gabriel Jackson was driving a Honda ATV northbound on Buck Mountain Road, south of Alderpoint Road, at an unknown speed. For reasons still under investigation, the two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. Gabriel Jackson was fully ejected from the ATV and sustained fatal injuries.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of this collision.
This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Garberville Area.
According to Officer Patrick Bourassa of the California Highway Patrol, his agency and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office are jointly investigating the October 2 ATV accident on Little Buck Mountain Road that resulted in the death of Gabriel Andrew Jackson age 27 from the Garberville area.
Calling the incident a “complex investigation,” Bourassa would only confirm that two vehicles were involved. He explained that it would be several more days before either agency would be able to release more information.