From the California Highway Patrol:
On 08-02-2019, at approximately 830 AM, the Humboldt Area CHP was notified of a pickup off the west side of the road on US-101 near Mile Post Marker 110, south of Kane Road. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a deceased driver as the sole occupant of the pickup. The driver, identified by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office as 65 year old Michael Chriswell of McKinleyville, had recently been reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
At this time it is unknown why Mr. Chriswell’s vehicle left the roadway or exactly when the collision may have occurred. The CHP Humboldt Area Office is investigating this collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.