Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On 11-24-2020, at approximately 10:55 a.m., the Humboldt Area CHP received a call of a vehicle rollover on SR-36 near Mile Post Marker 41.90, near the Dinsmore Airport.
Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and provided life saving efforts to the sole occupant of the vehicle, 34-year-old Shawn Ryan of Eureka. However, Mr. Ryan suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The Humboldt County Coroner’s office responded to the scene and subsequently made notification to the next of kin. A preliminary investigation by CHP revealed that Mr. Ryan was driving his 2002 GMC pickup westbound on SR-36 when he allowed the truck to travel off the road, overturn and collide with a tree. Mr. Ryan suffered fatal injuries as a result of this collision.
Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor in this collision. The CHP Humboldt Area Office is continuing its investigation into this collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981.