MENDOCINO Co., 4/22/19 — A 32 year old man from Laytonville was killed Sunday when his Chevy Tahoe went off the road on U.S. Route 101 north of Laytonville early on Easter morning. The man was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed and died at the scene, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued today. His identity has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, as well as the CHP and the Laytonville Fire Department. The press release notes that the man was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Here’s the full press release from the CHP:
On April 21, 2019, at approximately 0255 hours, a 32 year old man from Laytonville was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on US-101, north of Woodruff Road, in Laytonville, Mendocino County. Witnesses reported that he was driving at a high rate of speed. He failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and ran off the east shoulder. The Tahoe overturned, and the driver was ejected from his vehicle. The man was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the scene.CHP press release from April 22, 2019.