Head-On Accident Claims Two Lives Near Blue Lake
There were two unfortunate fatalities in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 299 west of Blue Lake Tuesday night.
According to a recent CHP release, the driver of a Chrysler PT Cruiser struck a GMC commercial box truck head-on at 8 p.m. yesterday, October 30.
Both drivers involved in the horrific collision died.
Following the accident, two vehicles driving into the scene were struck by debris causing minor damage to their vehicles.
The drivers of those vehicles were uninjured, the CHP said.
The eastbound lane of Highway 299 was closed for about four hours. The California Highway Patrol, the Arcata Fire and Blue Lake Volunteer Fire departments, and Caltrans responded to the scene.
The accident remains under investigation. Alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor, the CHP said.
The County Coroner’s Office today identified the deceased driver of the GMC truck as Francis “Frank” Robert Borgelin, 61, of Eureka.
The deceased driver of the Chrysler PT Cruiser was identified as Linda Renee Scott, 58, of Eureka.
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Be careful and drive safely, folks. It’s dangerous out there.
(Posted by Skippy Massey)