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Fiery Crash in Mendocino County’s Redwood Valley Takes the Life of One While Causing Major Injuries to the Passenger

Press release from the CHP:

Fiery collision
Fiery collision.

[Two occupants in a 2017 Jeep Cherokee] were traveling northbound on West Rd west of [Zahadoom] Way at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason [the driver] lost control of [the vehicle], causing [it] to travel off the the roadway and collide with a tree. Due to the force of the collision [the Jeep] caught fire. Passing motorist assisted [the passenger] from the vehicle but due to the flames in the vehicle intensifying they were unable to get [the driver] out of the vehicle. Redwood Valley Fire personnel arrived on scene and was able to extinguish the fire, [the driver] sustained fatal injuries from the collision and [the passenger] sustained major injuries. The collision is still under investigation and the identity of [the driver] is being withheld until their identity is [confirmed] and the family is notified by the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office.

CHP TC 10.18

Earlier: Vehicle Burning After Colliding with Tree in Redwood Valley with One Occupant Reportedly Trapped

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