Vehicle Driven by Eureka Man Crashes Into River Following Accident on Hwy 299
A vehicle driven by a Eureka man crashed into the Trinity River after an accident early this afternoon off of Hwy 299 at mile marker 42.48. At 12:05 p.m. Brian Bellow age 28 of Linwood was driving a ’03 Subaru Outlook westbound on State Route 299. Wayne Lee age 30 of Eureka was driving a ’98 Toyota pickup behind him. When Bellow slowed to pull over to the left and look at the river, said Sgt Jeff Borgen of the California Highway Patrol, Lee attempted to pull around him on the left as well. They struck each other and Lee in his Toyota Pickup went over the embankment and into the river.
There were no injuries.