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The California Highway Patrol’s investigation into the April 24 car crash that claimed the life of Humboldt County Supervisor Roger Rodoni is ongoing.

The collision occurred at about 4:45 p.m. just north of the Rio Dell bridge, as Rodoni was traveling northbound to a campaign fundraiser. A southbound vehicle, driven by Diane Johnson, 58, of Miranda, reportedly lost control, crossed the highway median and hit Rodoni’s Ford pickup, causing it to overturn and go down an embankment, according to the CHP.

Fire and medical units attempted to resuscitate Rodoni, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson received minor injuries, according to CHP.

CHP Officer Paul Dahlen said the department had finished a report on the incident but, upon review, it was sent back to investigators for some corrections. The department, Dahlen said, is also waiting on an inspection of Johnson’s vehicle.

In a previous interview with the Times-Standard, CHP Sgt. Brett Fabbri said there was no alcohol involved in the collision but what caused Johnson to lose control of her vehicle was under investigation.

Dahlen said there is no time-table for completing the investigation, and CHP has said its report on the collision will not be made public.

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