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A McKinleyville man arrested after a fatal crash Thursday on Highway 101 near Trinidad is out of jail on bail.
Victor Manuel Herrera, 26, posted $100,000 bail on Sunday afternoon and was released from Humboldt County Correctional Facility. He had been booked Thursday on charges of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.
According to court records, Herrera is on probation for a 2015 assault and battery conviction. On Jan. 27 he didn’t show up for a scheduled court appearance and the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. He was never picked up on the warrant.
The California Highway Patrol says Herrera was driving northbound about 3:45 p.m. Thursday when he failed to negotiate a downhill curve and his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado went over a bank and landed in a creek. Herrera’s passenger, 25-year-old Glen A. Roe Jr. of Orick, was killed.
Herrera was injured in the crash and was treated at St. Joseph Hospital before being booked into jail.
As of this morning the District Attorney’s Office had not filed charges relating to the fatal wreck. Herrera would have signed a promise to appear in court when he posted bail and was released.