(California Highway Patrol — Contributed)

The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:

November 9, 2019, at approximately 830 PM, CHP Humboldt Communications Center (HCC) received a call of a collision on the Patrick’s Point Drive on-ramp to southbound US-101. The reporting party, 28 year old Richard Dorey of Carlotta, stated a passenger jumped from the vehicle he was driving and was subsequently run over. Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and located 27 year old Lorena Reynolds of Carlotta, suffering from major injuries.

A preliminary investigation by CHP officers determined that the couple was involved in a verbal argument when Ms. Reynolds opened the passenger door and jumped from the vehicle. Ms. Reynolds was subsequently run over by the rear wheels of the vehicle she had jumped from and suffered major injuries. Ms. Reynolds was transported to Mad River Community Hospital for treatment of her injuries. No other vehicles or persons were involved in this incident. Drug and/or alcohol impairment are not considered to be a factor in this collision.

The CHP Humboldt Area Office is continuing its investigation and asks anyone who may have information to call 707-268-2000 or send an email to humboldt_area.humboldt_area@chp.ca.gov.

Watch this space for updates. Got a tip? Let us know at reporters@times-standard.com or at 707-441-0500.

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