Major Injury Accident on Hwy 299
On the afternoon of Monday, November 21, the driver of a Saab drove off SR-299 and sustained major injuries.
At approximately 3:00 p.m., 20 year old Ramiro Melecio of McKinleyville was driving a 1999 Saab 4door sedan eastbound on SR-299, east of Titlow Hill Road at an unknown speed. For reasons still under investigation Melecio failed to negotiate a left hand turn. Melecio’s vehicle veered off the roadway where the Saab collided into two trees. Melecio suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and was ultimately transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical treatment. DUI is not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.