Fatal crash

At 11:18 a.m. today, Crescent City California Highway Patrol responded to a solo vehicle collision in the area of U.S. Highway 101 north of Damnation Creek, near milepost 16.82, about six miles south of Crescent City.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver, the only occupant of a 2006 Toyota Prius, allowed his vehicle to travel off the east roadway edge of northbound 101. The vehicle continued troward the east, down a steep embankment, where it collided with a large tree. The driver of the Toyota suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

One-way traffic control was established for the duration of the incident which continued for approximately 90 minutes. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.

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