Santa Cruz, CA…On December 31st at approximately 11:15 p.m. an individual was driving a 1989 Toyota Pickup truck northbound on a private dirt road within the property of 23981 Hwy 9. The driver lost control of the vehicle and was fully ejected from the Toyota. Friends and acquaintances located the driver, placed him in one of their personal vehicles, and transported him to the entrance of the property to meet medical personnel.
CHP officers responded to the scene to investigate the traffic collision. No lanes were closed during the investigation. Prior to CHP arrival the driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel in the early morning of January 1st, 2017.
The cause of this collision is still under investigation. Alcohol may have been a factor.