The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On April 4th, 2023, at approximately 6:12 AM, the California Highway Patrol responded to a solo vehicle collision on US 101, northbound, at Pomo Lane. Based on the preliminary investigation, an unidentified male was driving a 2001 Toyota Echo sedan on US 101, northbound, just south of Pomo Lane, For unknown reasons, the driver allowed the vehicle to travel off the east road edge of US 101, northbound. As a result, the vehicle collided with a tree. The vehicle sustained major front-end damage, caught fire, and became fully engulfed. The driver and two unidentified passengers sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision.
The deceased occupants of the Toyota were transported from the scene by Eversole Mortuary. The death investigation is being handled by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The names of the deceased will be released by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Officer, pending the notification of the next of kin. This crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Ukiah Area.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the CHP office at (707) 467-4420.
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