California: DUI suspected in fatal crash of Jarrod Waddle on US 101; was driving stolen SUV

California Highway Patrol SUV

Solo Vehicle Traffic Collision on US 101 Results In One Fatality.

Jarrod Waddle photo from Facebook

On June 17, 2017, at approximately 0335 hours, a 2014 Dodge Journey SUV, exited US-101 southbound to South G Street at an undetermined speed.

The driver failed to negotiate the curve at the end of the off ramp and as a result, the vehicle left roadway in a straight line before colliding head-on with a large tree.

The Dodge sustained major damage. The driver was unresponsive at the scene when CHP and Fire/EMS arrived.

The driver was transported by ambulance to Mad River Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The passenger suffered minor injuries and was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital by ambulance.

Driver:  Jarrod Waddle, Age 35, Redding, CA sustained fatal injuries. Contact Humboldt County Coroner for further. Case # 2017-02868

Passenger: Andrea Eddy, Age 36, Weaverville, CA sustained minor injuries.  Treated and released from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcata.

Investigating Officer: Eckerfield, #21025
Emergency personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Arcata Police Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Mad River Ambulance responded to the scene.

DUI is suspected as a factor in this collision and further toxicological analysis is pending.


2014 Dodge Journey driven by Jarrod Waddle in fatal crash on June 17, 2017, reported stolen on June 7, 2017

………….NEW REWARD $1000
to anybody who returns my daughters 2014 Dodge journey all blacked out has a crack down drivers side front windshield and across the bottom of the windshield has no month An yr stickers….Jarrod Waddle is driving it…. he took it on May 28, 2017, if Anybody sees it please call me or my husband immediately at 530-999-1654 or 530-440-4361 thank you

June 17, 2017: The car was found this morning and Jarrod was killed in the accident!! I believe in karma but this is a lil much!! Thank u for all who helped!!! R.I.PJarrodd waddle