California Highway Patrol
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Humboldt Area CHP was notified of a two vehicle collision on SR-299, just west of the Willow Creek area.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a westbound 2010 Chevrolet armored truck had collided with an eastbound Mazda Sedan, causing fatal injuries to the driver and passenger of the Mazda. The armored truck driver, 35 year old Bradley Huss of Redding, received minor injuries as a result of this collision.
Both the driver and the passenger of the Mazda are foreign nationals and their identifications are being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Humboldt County Coroner's office.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Mazda, traveling eastbound on SR-299 at an unsafe speed for the wet roadway conditions, lost control and traveled into the westbound lane where it was struck by the armored truck.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this collision.
The CHP Humboldt Area Office is continuing to investigate this collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at (707) 822-5981 or send an email to [email protected].