[UPDATE August 3] Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on Broadway Misidentified Because Carrying Stolen ID
A motorcyclist killed in an accident earlier today was originally identified as Charles Roybal III. According to the California Highway Patrol, “lt has now been determined that the identification located with the rider had been stolen. At approximately 8:25 PM, the Humboldt County Coroner‘s Office provided confirmation to CHP that 33 year old Dustin Maurice Finson was the person killed in this collision.
UPDATE August 3: CHP Press release:
On 05/02/2018 the Humboldt Area CHP issued a press release relating to a fatal motorcycle collision in Eureka, CA. In that press release, a stolen identification card located at the scene led investigators to misidentify the rider of the motorcycle as Charles Roybal III. Later that day, the rider was positively identified as Dustin Finson. The California Highway Patrol would like to clarify that Mr. Finson is not a suspect in the theft of Mr. Roybal’s identification. The Humboldt Area CHP extends their sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Dustin Finson.