Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

The deceased subject has been positively identified by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office as 45-year-old Chad Macias of Reno, Nevada. Mr. Macias’ next-of-kin has been notified and the California Highway Patrol extends our sincerest condolences to them at this time.

Additionally, further analysis of vehicle debris near the scene has been identified as belonging to a 2015-2017 Audi A3, which will likely have damage to the driver side and be missing the driver side mirror. Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to immediately contact the Humboldt Area CHP office at (707) 822-5981 during business hours, or (707) 268-200 after business hours. Information may also be emailed to

(A picture of a similar make, model and color vehicle is attached to this release).