26-Year-Old Died in Accident Last Night; Alcohol Suspected to Be a Factor

CHP Feature FatalityPress release from the California Highway Patrol:

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling on Elk River Road, near Pine Hill Road, when it traveled off the roadway, collided with a ditch and the driver was ejected.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., CHP officers responded to a traffic collision on Elk River Road, at Pine Hill Road.  A 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by, a 26 year old man, of Eureka, for reasons to still to be determined, travelled off of the roadway and collided with a ditch.  As a result of this collision, the driver of the Mitsubishi was ejected onto the roadway and sustained fatal injuries.

Elk River Road was controlled with one-way traffic for approximately one hour while Officers investigated the traffic collision and recovered the Mitsubishi.  Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this collision.  The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this traffic collision.

Earlier Chapter: 26-Year-Old With ‘Severe Head Injury’ After Traffic Collision



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