Humboldt County, California – On Sunday, January 1, 2017, a 1995 GMC Sierra was traveling on Mountain View Road, when it left the roadway causing the vehicle to roll.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., a 1995 GMC Sierra, driven by, a 52-year-old man, of Eureka, traveled off of the roadway and rolled down the embankment. As a result of this collision, the driver of the GMC was partially ejected and sustained fatal injuries. A passenger in the GMC sustained minor injuries and was able to walk several miles to call for emergency assistance. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this collision. The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is the lead investigating agency in this traffic collision.