58-Year-old Weaverville Man Dead in Yesterday’s Crash
On June 3, 2018, at approximately 6:05 pm, Party #1 was traveling northbound on Lance Gulch Road north of Browns Ranch Road. For yet to be determined reason, Party #1 allowed his vehicle to travel off the roadway. After leaving the east roadway edge, the Chevrolet impacted and sheared off a small tree with the front of the vehicle before finally impacting head-on into a larger tree.
The impact into the larger tree caused the Chevrolet to come to an abrupt and complete stop causing Party#1’s chest to impact the steering wheel with great blunt force. While Party #1 was being medically treated by Trinity County Life Support personnel, awaiting for the medical helicopter to transport Party #1 to Mercy Hospital in Redding, Party #1 was pronounced deceased by Trinity County Life Support personnel.
It was determined Party #1 was not using the seatbelt and it is currently unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Personnel from the California Highway Patrol, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the Weaverville Volunteer Fire Department, Weaverville Cal Fire, and Trinity County Life Support Ambulance responded to the scene.
The identity of Party #1 is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department. Once notification has been made, the name of the deceased can be obtained by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department.
This investigation is ongoing.
The CHP also released information that the victim was a 58-year-old Weaverville man driving a 1974 Chevrolet.
Earlier Chapter: Fatal Accident Near Weaverville