Blue Lake Man Dead in Fatal Mendocino County Accident; 8-Year-Old Seriously Injured
On August 3, 2018, at approximately 1630 hours, a 1997 Honda Accord station wagon, being driven by Gannon Rogers of Blue Lake, was traveling southbound US-101, just south of mile post marker 80.99, within Mendocino County. For reasons still under investigation, the Honda traveled off the west roadway edge and continued in a southwesterly direction down a steep embankment, where the front of the Honda collided with a large tree. After the collision with the tree, the Honda came to rest on its wheels, facing a southeasterly direction, within the Rattlesnake Creek bed. As a result of the collision, Roger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 8 year old male passenger became trapped within the vehicle and was extracted by emergency personnel. The juvenile was transported to the US-101 Empire Rest Area and flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The juvenile was later transported to Oakland Children Hospital.
This collision remains under investigation by the Garberville Area CHP office. The driver’s sobriety at the time of the collision is still under investigation.
If anyone witnessed the actual collision or has information regarding this collision, please contact the Garberville CHP Area office at (707)923-2155.
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