The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol Clearlake Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On March 30, 2023, at approximately 1418 hours, CHP Clear Lake Area received a call of a crash with a vehicle down an embankment. CHP units arrived on scene, SR-29 south of Bradford Road, an unincorporated area of southern Lake County. It was determined this crash involved a solo vehicle (2003, Toyota) that was traveling southbound SR-29 in the vicinity of Bradford Road, when the solo occupant and driver failed to maintain the roadway. As a result, the Toyota left the west road edge and impacted two trees before rolling over. The Toyota came to rest down an embankment at the edge of St. Helena Creek. As a result of the crash, the driver sustained fatal injuires. No other vehicles were involved, and no other injuries were reported. Traffic at the time was minimal and not impacted due to the crash scene being located off the highway.
This crash is still under investigation by CHP Clear Lake. The name of the involved party is being withheld pending notification to Next of Kin.
If you have any further details regarding this crash, please contact the CHP Clear Lake Area at (707) 279-0103, Officer Mahoney.