MENDOCINO Co., 7/8/19 — Yesterday a 46 year old man from Fort Bragg was killed when he was struck by a truck, while crossing State Route 1, at Ocean Drive. It appears that his identity has been withheld, pending notification of next of kin. The vehicle that struck him was a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, that was heading south, and was driven by a 49 year old man, also from Fort Bragg.
The accident closed the highway for about two hours. The California Highway Patrol has stated that the, “involvement of alcohol as a factor in this collision is still under investigation.”
Here are a few more details from the CHP:
On 07/07/19, at approximately 0040 hours, CHP responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision on SR-1, south of Ocean Dr. During the initial investigation it was determined that the pedestrian was crossing SR-1 traveling from the east to the west, and proceeded into the path of a 2005 Toyota Tacoma which was traveling southbound at an undetermined speed on SR-1. The vehicle collided with the pedestrian head on, causing fatal injuries to the pedestrian and no injuries to the driver of the Toyota.
Involvement of alcohol as a factor in this collision is still under investigation.CHP