The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:
On November 13, 2023, at approximately 0745 hours, Driver 1 whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was driving a brown 1995 Toyota Tacoma at a high rate of speed eastbound on Albion Ridge Road, east of Middle Ridge Road in Albion, Ca. For unknown reasons the driver allowed the truck to veer off the east shoulder. Subsequently, the vehicle began to overturn off the roadway. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and the driver was pronounced deceased. There were no witnesses to the crash. The cause of the crash and the sobriety of the driver are still under investigation.
The California Highway Patrol would like to thank Albion Fire, Cal Fire and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.