Saturday, 01 October 2022

Two injured in early morning crash

UPPER LAKE – A single-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning left two people injured.


The California Highway Patrol's incident logs reported a traffic collision occurred at about 1:50 a.m. on Elk Mountain Road, with the driver and passenger both injured.


Officer Kevin Domby of the Clear Lake CHP office said that M. Seyms was driving a 1997 Ford F-250 pickup truck northbound on Elk Mountain Road and north of the airstrip early Saturday when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the road to the east.


Domby said the front of the pickup subsequently hit a dirt embankment.


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), CHP, Lake County Sheriff's deputies and CalStar responded to the accident, the CHP logs reported.


Seyms was seriously injured at the scene, said Domby, suffering severe head trauma. His passenger, K. Nyholm, suffered a serious neck injury, Domby added.


Officials took a blood sample from Seyms before both he and Nyholm were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to the CHP incident logs.


Domby said Seyms was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.


No further information on Syems and Nyholm, including ages and cities of residence, were available from the CHP before publication.


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