Sunday, January 29, 2023

Two Mendocino County Deaths Officially Attributed to Recent Winter Storms

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The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:


A downed tree in Ukiah’s Westside [Picture by Tom Waters]

During late December 2022 and into early January 2023, Mendocino County has been impacted by several winter weather storm events.  To date, the following is a synopsis of storm-related deaths being investigated as coroner’s cases by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

1.    Edgar Castillo (37-year-old male from Elk Grove, California), died on 01-07-2023 at 7:47 AM during a traffic collision in the 41000 block of Mountain View Road in Manchester.  Castillo was reportedly driving a tree service boom truck that left the roadway and rolled over several times resulting in his death.  Castillo was employed with a company that was in Mendocino County assisting PG&E with storm related repair efforts.  The circumstances and cause of the collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.  An autopsy including BA/Toxicology by the coroner’s office is pending currently. 

2.    Susan Lee Stever (68-year-old female from Fort Bragg, California) died on 01-09-2023 at 1:40 AM when she was struck by a tree that fell into her home while she was asleep.  Stever’s residence was in the 27000 block of North Highway 1 located north of the city of Fort Bragg.

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