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Victims of fatal crash on Highway 36 identified

The names of the victims of last night's fatal collision on Highway 36 near Hydesville have been released. 

The four occupants that received fatal injuries are 40 year old Daniel Lentz Ole Morris (restrained in the driver seat), 33 year old Alisha Marie Summerfield (seated unrestrained in the right front passenger seat), 20 year old Savanna Nicole Line Ramirez (seated unrestrained in the rear truck bed) and a 13 year old girl from Fortuna who was also seated unrestrained in the rear truck bed.

The four occupants that sustained injuries were a 15 year old boy and a 15 year old girl from Fortuna, a 15 year old girl of Scotia, and 21 year old Christopher Douglas Spencer of Fortuna. Each of these injured occupants are listed as in critical, but stable condition. 

DUI as a collision factor remains under investigation pending a toxicology report from the Humboldt County Coroner’s office.

The Hospice of Humboldt Grief Support Services is offering grief counseling to any friends, family, or community members effected by this tragic incident. The Grief Support Services hotline is (707) 445-8443.