The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in a single-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 early this morning as Fred Lamberson, 55, of Trinidad.
Lamberson was killed after a car he was a passenger in, driven by Teresa Lamberson, lost control for unknown reasons while traveling northbound near Weott. The car left the roadway and collided with multiple trees. The cause of the 3 a.m. crash is still under investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fred Lamberson was the former director of Redwood Teen Challenge, a faith-based organization for people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, and a former member of the Trinidad Rancheria Tribal Council.
The full press release from the coroner's office is below:
On March 11, 2015 there was a traffic accident on Highway 101 near mile post marker 35, Weott. One involved subject was injured and later declared deceased at the hospital.
The deceased subject has been positively identified as Fred Lamberson, age 55, of Trinidad. The California Highway Patrol is the lead agency in this investigation. All further information will be released through their office.