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Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On November 07, 2023, at about 12:10 p.m., officers from the Eureka Police Department (EPD) as well as personnel from Humboldt Bay Fire (HBF) responded to the report of a two-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Henderson and I Streets in Eureka. It was reported that one vehicle had overturned and the occupants were still trapped inside.

HBF was able to remove the driver from the overturned vehicle who was then transported to a local hospital by City Ambulance for minor to moderate injuries. The passenger in this vehicle was determined to have suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

A member of EPD’s Major Injury/Fatal Traffic Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Additionally, EPD Detectives and Evidence Technicians responded to assist with the collecting of statements and evidence. The initial investigation has revealed the driver of the overturned vehicle was north on I St. and failed to stop at the red light at Henderson and was struck by another vehicle that was traveling west on Henderson.

Intoxication may have been a factor in this traffic collision.

The occupants of the other involved vehicle were uninjured.

The decedent has been identified and the Humboldt County Coroner’s office is working to notify next of kin.

This is an active investigation and EPD is asking if anyone witnessed the collision to please contact the department at 707-441-4044.