Hoaglin was driving his 1994 Toyota Tacoma southbound on Mina Road, approximately 1.5 miles north of Agency Road in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota traveled off the roadway edge and struck a small tree. The truck continued out of control and struck the side of a ravine where it came to rest.
Hoaglin who was alone in the truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor. The California Highway Patrol from the Garberville area are investigating.