The Arcata woman who died Saturday night after she was thrown from a pickup truck that overturned near Redcrest on U.S. Highway 101 has been identified.
Humboldt County Coroner's Office Deputy Coroner Charles Van Buskirk said Camille Louise Rand died at 10:05 p.m. after she was taken to Redwood Memorial Hospital.
"She died from blunt force trauma to her head and chest," said Van Buskirk. "I notified her next of kin that night."
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the 26-year-old was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, Bayside resident Jonathan S. Rosales, suffered major injuries. He was flown to Santa Rosa for medical treatment after being originally taken to Redwood Memorial Hospital. Another passenger, Eureka resident Russell Jay Green, was taken to Redwood Memorial but later released.
CHP officials said Rosales and Green also were not wearing seat belts.
According to the CHP, Rosales was driving the truck south on U.S. Highway 101 north of Redcrest when he allowed the vehicle to drift on to the shoulder. As he attempted to return the Dodge to the roadway, Rosales lost control and the truck overturned multiple times before it came to rest against a group of trees down a short embankment.
Drugs and/or alcohol appear to be a factor in the crash, officials added, and Rosales was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing injury and/or death to another.