On October 25, 2020, at approximately 2346 hours, an adult female was driving a Toyota Tacoma northbound on Howard St. north of SR-162 at a high rate of speed. There was an adult male in the front passenger seat and an adult female in the rear seat. For reasons still under investigation, the female drove the Toyota off the east roadway edge of Howard St., through a wood fence prior to colliding with a tree. The female driver and male front passenger succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The female rear passenger was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with major injuries. The identity of the driver and front passenger are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The identity of the rear passenger is being withheld pending positive identification.
Impairment as a factor is still under investigation.
Long Valley Volunteer Fire Department, CalFire, Reach Air, Laytonville Ambulance and the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department assisted with processing the collision scene and transporting the injured party.
(press release from the CHP)