Shasta County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On July 8, 2018, at approximately 0530 hours, a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Highway 36 near Platina, California regarding a fatal traffic collision.

The decedent suffered major injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.

The decedent was positively identified as 65-year-old Johnnie W. Schaafsma of Redway, California.

The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination will be scheduled. The traffic collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.