Mad River Union
McKINLEYVILLE – A 37-year-old Bayside man died early this morning after his car became airborne and then slammed into a tree in McKinleyville.
At about 2:05 a.m., Dahmay Shiday was driving a Subaru WRX westbound on Murray Road at a high rate of speed when he tried to turn onto the northbound on-ramp to U.S. Highway 101. Shiday drove off the ramp and his vehicle became airborne before colliding with a tree on the embankment.
Emergency personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Arcata Fire District and Humboldt bay Fire arrived on the scene. Firefighters used the jaws of life to extract Shiday from his mangled vehicle. He was transported to Mad River Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:05 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol suspects that driving under the influence was a factor in the collision and is conducting an investigation.