Identities Released in Fatal Weekend Crashes
May 16, 2016 at 2:25PM
was traveling north on US-101 northbound, in the number two lane, south of Barkdull Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Oldsmobile drifted across the number one lane, over the paved divided section between the northbound and southbound lanes, across the northbound number one lane and directly into of the path of the GMC. The Oldsmobile and the GMC collided, head on, in the northbound number two lane. The driver of the Oldsmobile sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC sustained major injuries and was transported by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. The identity of the deceased is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Agencies on scene were Cal Fire, Fortuna Fire, City Ambulance of Eureka, Weott Fire, Cal Trans, Humboldt County Sheriff Department, California State Parks and CHP.