Eureka Man Receives Major Injuries New Year’s Eve in a Head On Accident
On New Year’s Eve about 5:21 p.m., a 49-year-old Eureka man, Jesse Crumb, received major injuries when the vehicle he was driving southbound, a 1998 Toyota Tacoma, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle headed northbound on Hwy 101 near Phillipsville north of mile marker 20.19, according to Officer William Wunderlich, a spokesperson for the Garberville office of the California Highway Patrol.
Wunderlich said that Crumb’s vehicle struck a 2003 Ford F350 being driven by Michael Zingg, age 55, from Smith River, Oregon. Zingg did not report any injuries at the time.
Crumb was transported to Mercy Hospital in Redding. “The collision caused the northbound lanes to be closed for about 90 minutes,” according to Wonderlich.
The accident is still under investigation. However, alcohol or drug impairment does not seem to be a factor.
Earlier Chapter: Serious Injury Traffic Accident on Hwy 101 Near Phillipsville