FATAL COLLISION IN ARCATA; SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
via City of Arcata:
On Wednesday December 12th, at approximately 7:30 am, officers from the Arcata Police Department were dispatched to a reported single vehicle collision in the 5900 Blk of Ericson Way in Arcata.
Upon the officers arrival they discovered a white Volvo wagon had collided with a segment of a temporary bridge that was being stored in a fenced equipment yard. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Ericson Way when the driver left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle traveled off the east side of Ericson Way, through the fence and collided with the large steel bridge segment, killing the driver and sole occupant. It appeared the collision had occurred several hours prior to being discovered.
Personnel from the Arcata Fire Protection District responded and extracted the victim from the badly damaged vehicle.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.