Fatal Accident East of Trinity/Humboldt County Line Off Hwy 36

CHP Feature Fatality
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

A 40 year old Asian Male was traveling [southbound] on FS Route 1 at an unknown speed. It appears the party lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. Subsequently, his vehicle collided with a tree causing traumatic injuries which resulted in fatal injury. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision. Name of deceased being withheld pending notification of next of kin and will be available through the Trinity County Sheriffs Department. The cause of the collision still under investigation. CHP traffic report July 27 2017

UPDATE 8/4: The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reports that the cause of death of the person who died, Nao Lee born 10/02/1972, was blunt force trauma. He was from out of the area.



  • Was working up that way last week fixing pot holes, and I was surprised at how fast peeps drove knowing there was construction being held.

  • Damn not another one!!! That’s two in just a couple of days!!!! Slow down on theses mountain roads, we get tired of scraping people off the pavement!!! Please save us some work s well as the Fire Dept scraping you of the pavement!!! SLOW DOWN & LIVE a while longer, please for your own sake & the sake of your loved ones watch where you are going & how fast you are driving to get their you’re going & how fast you’re trying to get their!!! Slow down& live to drive another day!!!!

  • cripes sake wtf ANOTHER one bits the dust .August 1st should slow them down a bit with the road closed ,for construction hopefully. I am amazed at all these wrecks on the 36 . is this a sign of what lies ahead ?

  • Veterans friend

    I cannot understand why the ethnicity of the driver is relevant in any way. Perhaps someone feels the need to reinforce a stereotype?

    • I’m with Veterans Friend, why is that relevant? Why go through all ethnicities to spotlight one, what’s the point?

    • Any type of detail about the person is relevant so that there isn’t a larger panic if it may be a loved one and so the sheriffs office and chp gets less calls regarding identification. If it had said Caucasian male, would you have still felt the need to make that comment?

    • Right?? Don’t remember the story of the guy from couple days ago being listed as Caucasian, but maybe.

  • Its a lot of out of towners who are following gps which says thats the best route.
    Navigations fine and all, tho its smart to still carry and use paper maps.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Yes, current paper maps are a back-up necessity. Your GPS can die or coverage end or be out of date.

  • >”I cannot understand why the ethnicity of the driver is relevant in any way. Perhaps someone feels the need to reinforce a stereotype?”

    Ok. Biped humanoid life-form was traveling FS1 at…

  • Victor G. Flashman

    PLEASE: slow down, drive sober, drive politely, don’t intentionally endanger other people, and TRY your best to arrive alive!

    Remember this prayer when you see other people driving crazily:

    “May the powers and forces help you to reach your destination without harming other creatures and persons, or hurting yourself!”

    Don’t tempt chance! Take care, be patient, stay alive!

  • Kym, as always I appreciate all the hard work you put into getting your stories. It seems no matter what you say, there will always be your critics. Keep doing what you do !

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      Ms.Kemp does a great job bringing news and publishing an anti marijuana blog.
      Only pot growers take offense, because addicts hide from the truth.

    • Thanks, Didi. I appreciate what you do. Your sites are very helpful.

      • Is this an anti marijuana blog? I thought it was neutral.

        While Honey…’s comment about addicts hiding from the truth may in fact be true, they are not the only ones (hiding from the truth). Seems to be the favorite pastime for most people these days.

        • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

          If you read the stories about marijuana, it’s obviously an anti marijuana blog. Stories about murder, arrests, human trafficking, 100,000 plant grows killing wild fish, etc.

          What else could it be except anti marijuana?

          Unless marijuana users embrace those things?

          Do marijuana users cheer about crime, environmental destruction, murders, rip offs?


          • Don’t push me, CHUMP. I don’t like what you do to discourse (such as it is) on this website. You’re only here because I don’t like to quash different views but you are on a damn fine thread. Don’t tempt me to cut it.

          • Chump u post at all hours of the day/night maybe put the mirror away brah use that dollar bill to roll a number

        • I was thanking Didi. I was definitely not thanking the CHUMP.

          That said, while I try to present neutral information on marijuana–both its pros and cons, I am in favor of legalization. I have a 215 and use a cannabis cream to help with skin issues.

  • R.I.P. Mr. Tundra driver. My condolences to your loved ones.
    Thank you Kym, for adding extra description so that those whose loved ones drive a Tundra will know right off the bat whether to get in touch with the department or whether to offer their condolences and stay off the phone.

  • One of the first thongs i do in the mourning is read redheaded Blackbelt thank you Kym for all you do for the community.

  • Lost Croat Outburst

    USFS 1 goes from Berry Summit on 299 to SR 36 near Mad River. Was this tragic accident near 36 or what? Very vague.

  • Accident was 4.8 miles up FS 1 from Lamb creek church on 36 , victim was trapped between truck and tree

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