[UPDATE 8/15] CHP Searching for Driver of Tan 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

truckPress release from the California Highway Patrol:

On 08-13-2017, at approximately 12:28 P.M., a 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling southbound on US-101, north of Steel Lane at an unknown speed. A 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac was traveling northbound on US-101, north of Steel Lane, approaching the Ford Falcon. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac crossed over the solid double yellow lines, directly in the path of the Ford Falcon. The front of the Ford Falcon collided with the right side of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. As a result of the collision, the passenger of the Ford Falcon succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The driver of the Ford Falcon sustained major injuries and was transported to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, then flown via air ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac fled the scene on foot prior to CHP arrival.

The driver of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is described as a hispanic male in his 30’s, stocky build, 215 lbs, 5’10” tall, with short black hair, brown eyes, wearing a dark colored t-shirt and camouflage shorts. He was last seen walking northbound along US-101 immediately after the collision. Anyone with any information as to the driver’s identity or whereabouts is encouraged to call the CHP at (707) 268-2000 (24 hours a day-CHP dispatch ) or (707) 923-2155 (CHP Garberville office-business hours).

Personnel from Laytonville Fire Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Transportation and Cal Fire assisted at the collision scene. This collision remains under investigation by the Garberville CHP.chp traffic report

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  • My condolences to the family.im hoping someone turns this driver in.

  • Is this the “person of color” described earlier? Then it just hit me…..black is not a color,neither is white….so only people that are red,yellow,brown or green can be called POC. Just trying to strive to be PC kym.

  • Unless it’s stolen, should be easy to follow a trail of ownership through DMV. If not, our system sucks.

  • Yes, with all all the DMV crap we go through they should be able to follow the chain – someone on paper is now liable, whoever the owner is. Many vehicles get traded or passed from one unreliable person to another without paper trails. I would never let a new owner get into my vehicle and drive away without me posting a release of liability with the DMV.

    It is true that black and white are not colors, though hues..Maybe in the future humans will all become color blind through genetic engineering and we can move forward without all the race crap.

    • So when someone asks you what color a truck is you don’t say it was white or black if it was white or black? You say it’s a hue of white?

  • as bad as that accident was he could be off the side of the hwy stumbled away in shock has any one looked 2 miles ether away off the road down in the creek he has too be hurt there noway he couldn’t be and you argue over truck color WTF

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