The deceased driver of a Nissan SUV that crashed Wednesday south of Crescent City has been identified as 48-year-old Donna Shewry, of Loleta.

According to California Highway Patrol, Shewry was northbound on U.S. 101 at about mile marker 16 when, for unknown reasons, her car crossed the southbound lane and hit a tree off the left side of the highway. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her next of kin has been notified by the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.

CHP is continuing to investigate.

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