Driver Ejected in Alleged DUI That Sent Two to the Hospital
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On June 23, 2018, at approximately 0135 hours, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 34 year old Karen Lynn Ritter of Rio Dell, CA, was traveling south on SR-254 north of Maple Hills Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Hyundai crossed into the northbound lane, left the roadway and collided with a dirt embankment. After colliding with the embankment, the Hyundai overturned several times and caused the driver to become ejected. The Hyundai came to rest within the northbound lane of SR-254.
The driver of the Hyundai sustained major injuries as a result of the collision and was not using a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The passenger of the Hyundai sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision.
The California Highway Patrol, Miranda Volunteer Fire Department, Weott Cal-Fire, Redway Volunteer Fire Department and City Ambulance responded to the collision scene. This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Garberville Area.