Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 09/24/2017 at about 1:15 AM, 21 year old Drake Gammell (DOB 11/03/1995) sustained major injuries in an incident on Highway 254 just north of Phillipsville. Gammell was taken to a local hospital where he was placed on life support. Gammell’s family, who reside outside of California, arrived at the hospital and Gammell was taken off of life support. Gammell succumbed to his injuries yesterday, 09/27/2017. An autopsy was conducted, and the investigation is ongoing to determine cause of death.