(California Highway Patrol — Contributed)

From a California Highway Patrol release:

On 11-15-2019 at approximately 1118 hours, Crescent City CHP responded to a solo vehicle collision in the area of US-101 north of Damnation Creek near Milepost 16.82.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver, and sole occupant of a 2006 Toyota Prius, allowed his vehicle to travel off the east roadway edge of northbound US-101, The Toyota continued towards the east down a steep embankment, where it collided with a large tree.

The driver of the Toyota suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

One-way traffic control was established for the duration of the incident which continued for approximately 90 minutes.

The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.

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