Man Struck by Vehicle is 30th Road Death of 2017


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The California Highway Patrol confirmed this morning that 43-year-old Timothy Good died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on North Bank Road near the intersection of State Route 299. Good was on the east edge of roadway, walking north at around 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 when he was struck by a 2012 Toyota Corolla driven by Dena Lara, 33, who was traveling south.

Good was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Humboldt County is on track to record one of its deadliest years in history for vehicle fatalities, with Good's death marking the 30th this year. For more information about our high vehicle fatality rates, check out this cover story from 2015.

From the California Highway Patrol:

On Friday, November 24 2017, at approximately 1803 hours, 33 year old Dena Lara of Blue Lake, CA was driving her 2012 Toyota Corolla northbound on SR-200 (North Bank Rd.), north of SR-299. Approximately 1/4 mile north of SR-299, Ms. Lara's Corolla struck 43 year old Timothy Good of Mckinleyville, CA, who was walking along the westbound east roadway edge on North Bank Rd. CHP and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Mr. Good was subsequently transported to Mad River Community Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

CHP is continuing its investigation and impairment is not believed to have been a factor. Anyone with information related to this collision is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at 707-822-5981.


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