The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital, but sustained fatal injuries. As of press time on Monday, the driver’s name was being withheld pending family notification. DUI is not believed to be a factor in this traffic collision.
The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this traffic collision. Emergency personnel from the Carlotta Volunteer Fire Department and City Ambulance also responded and provided emergency medical care, patient transportation, and traffic control.