Friday, August 2, 2019

McKinleyville Man Reported Missing Found at 101 Crash Site

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 3:48 PM

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A 65-year-old McKinleyville man who had recently been reported missing was discovered dead after his pickup truck went off U.S. Highway 101 north of Big Lagoon for an unknown reason.

Michael Criswell was found around 8:30 a.m. today after CHP responded to a report of a car on the west side of the highway. According to a release, it's not yet known exactly when the crash occurred.

Read the full release below:

On 08-02-2019, at approximately 830 AM, the Humboldt Area CHP was notified of a pickup off the west side of the road on US-101 near Mile Post Marker 110, south of Kane Road. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a deceased driver as the sole occupant of the pickup. The driver, identified by the Humboldt County Coroner's Office as 65 year old Michael Chriswell of McKinleyville, had recently been reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

At this time it is unknown why Mr. Chriswell's vehicle left the roadway or exactly when the collision may have occurred. The CHP Humboldt Area Office is investigating this collision and asks anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to
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