CHP: Two injured after crashing car into tree near Garberville

The following is a press release issued today by the California Highway Patrol:

On July 8, 2014, at approximately 1355 hours, A 2004 Toyota Tundra driven by 33-year-old Heidi Schubert, of Eureka, CA, was traveling northbound on US-101 at MPM 37.17. 32-year-old David Risberg, of Arcata, CA, was the right front passenger. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota ran off the east roadway edge of US-101 where the front of the Toyota collided with a tree. The driver and right rear passenger sustained major injuries and were transported. The driver was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital and then air lifted to US Davis. The passenger was air lifted by Calstar to St. Joseph Hospital. The driver and passenger were determined to have been wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision and the airbags of the Toyota did deploy.

This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Drug impairment is a factor in the cause of this collision.