February 9, 2019 – At 1:05 am, a witness reported a green Toyota Tacoma barely visible from the road and was apparently crashed. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) , was called and responded to the scene. The Toyota was difficult to access due to the dense vegetation. With the aid of the Fire Department, the driver was reached as he was seated in the driver’s seat of the Toyota, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The time of the collision is still under investigation, but it was determined that the Toyota was traveling southbound on McCourtney Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The Toyota traveled across the northbound lane and traveled off the road where it collided into dense vegetation and an oak tree. An extensive search of the surrounding area was conducted to ensure there were no other victims as a result of the collision. The weather at the time of CHP arrival at the collision scene was a moderate mix of rain and snow. The use of alcohol and/or drugs being a factor in this collision is still under investigation. The name of the victim is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.
The Grass Valley CHP is asking for help. If anyone has information regarding this collision to please contact the office at 530-477-4900.