UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: The California Highway Patrol confirms that Ramiro Melecio has passed:

The Humboldt Area office is saddened to inform you the young 20 year old; Ramiro Melecio had succumbed to his injuries sustained in the traffic collision.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to the family, friends and the community.

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Original Post: California Highway Patrol press release:

On the afternoon of Monday, November 21, the driver of a Saab drove off SR-299 and sustained major injuries.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., 20 year old Ramiro Melecio of McKinleyville was driving a 1999 Saab 4-door sedan eastbound on SR-299, east of Titlow Hill Road at an unknown speed.  For reasons still under investigation Melecio failed to negotiate a left hand turn.  Melecio‚Äôs vehicle veered off the roadway where the Saab collided into two trees.  Melecio suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and was ultimately transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical treatment. 

DUI is not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.