CHP Releases Info on Major Injury Accident Yesterday
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On March 13, 2017, at approximately 1800 hours, a 1999 Chevrolet Pickup, driven by 29 year old Miranda resident Eric Chapman, was traveling on a dirt road adjacent to Rossi Ranch Rd. north of Salmon Creek Road. For reasons still under investigation, Chapman failed to maintain control of the vehicle and allowed the vehicle to run off the roadway and overturn. Chapman was ejected from the vehicle and received major injuries. Chapman was transported via air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. During the investigation, it was determined Chapman was not been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and alcohol appears to have been a factor.
This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Garberville Office.