For reasons still under investigation, the GMC ran off the east roadway edge of Hwy. 101 where it collided with a tree. Patterson and Kellar sustained minor injuries and were not transported. Massimo sustained major injuries and was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, to be airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
The driver and both passengers were determined to have been wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision and the airbags of the GMC did deploy.
The collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of this collision.