Authorities have named the person killed in a Friday crash. At about 11:17 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle collision on Eel River Dr., at Copenhagen Rd. The caller reported that a vehicle had collided with a tree and the driver appeared to be deceased. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and confirmed the male driver, 75 year old Steven Laurilliard of Fortuna, was deceased. CHP officers investigating the collision observed that Mr. Laurilliard’s vehicle had traveled off the west roadway edge and collided with a tree, causing major damage to the vehicle.
Alcohol or drugs are not considered to be a factor in this collision.
The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this collision