The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:
On 09/27/2021, at approximately 1555 hours, Ukiah CHP responded to a solo vehicle collision, located on SR-1 south of Frog Pond Road. During the investigation it was determined, Party-1 was driving a 1982 Dodge pickup northbound on SR-1 at a high rate of speed. Due to Party-1’s high rate of speed, Party-1 was unable to safely negotiate a sharp turn and drove across both lanes of SR-1. Party-1 continued off the roadway and down a steep hill. The Dodge rolled over multiple times and landed on its roof appropriately 200 feet down. Upon landing on its roof, the Dodge was fully engulfed in flames. Party-1 sustained fatal injuries as a result of this collision. Party-1 was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in this collision. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
The identity of the involved party is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.