PREVIOUSLY: State Park Ranger Found Unconscious in Patrol Car With Beer Between His Legs (PHOTO)


California Highway Patrol press release:

On August 12, 2022, at approximately 7:11 PM, a gold Toyota Tundra driven by Tyson Young was traveling southbound on US-101, south of Dora Creek. A maroon KIA Sedona, driven by Joe Kencke, was traveling northbound on US-101, south of the Toyota.

The Toyota crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lane of traffic directly into the path of the KIA, resulting in a head on collision. Upon investigation, Young was determined to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for felony DUI for causing injuries to another person. Tyson Young sustained major injuries and was transported to Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital for medical care.

Rebekah Kencke sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital for medical care. One juvenile passenger sustained major injuries and was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for medical treatment. Joe Kencke and the other two juvenile passengers were uninjured. 

This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol - Garberville Area.