Man killed in car wreck in McKinleyville

California Highway Patrol

McKINLEYVILLE – A man died early this morning in a solo vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 at Airport Road in McKinleyville.

At about 4:20 a.m. today, Jan. 16, the California Highway Patrol Humboldt Communications Center received a call of a silver Subaru off the highway near Airport Road.

The CHP, Arcata Fire District and Arcata-Mad River Ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arrival, first responders found a solo silver Subaru, with a solo male driver, on the dirt embankment at the Airport Road underpass.

Paramedics on scene determined that the driver was deceased.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the Subaru was traveling on U.S. Highway 101 southbound when it left the road and traveled into the grass center divider.

The Subaru continued in the center divider between northbound and southbound lanes, then traveled between the two freeway bridges, across Airport Road and struck the embankment on the south side of Airport Road.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office responded for the deceased.  The release of the victim’s name is pending Coroner notifications.

If anyone has information regarding this collision they are requested to call the CHP at (707) 822-5981.


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