[UPDATE] Fatal Accident Near College of the Redwoods Exit Closes One Lane; Woman Sent to Hospital With Major Injuries
According to Battalion Chief Kurt Hulbert from Humboldt Bay Fire, in addition to being a fatality, this is a major injury traffic incident. One female patient was sent to the hospital.
Hulbert said, City Ambulance was first on scene. They were in the area covering Loleta. When Humboldt Bay Fire arrived, City Ambulance medical personnel were actively trying to remove the injured woman from the vehicle.
There are skid marks in the road indicating the driver tried to stop.
UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: A reader tells us that traffic is backing up but continuing to move through slowly.
UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: The deceased driver has been removed from the vehicle.
UPDATE: More information at this story: CHP Releases Name of Woman Injured Near C.R. Today But Withholds Name of Deceased Driver