For unknown reasons, Jackson lost control of her vehicle and traveled over the east road edge. The truck hit the embankment of a culvert trench area adjacent to the highway. Jackson was restrained in the vehicle, however the impact caused fatal injuries.
Jackson’s 2-year-old daughter, Tara Slichter, of Laytonville was in the right front passenger’s seat restrained in a child seat. She survived the collision and was flown to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries.