Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Arrest after Fatal Jan. 15 Hoopa Crash

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 10:18 AM

According to a CHP press release, Keiahna F. Moody of Salyer has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter following a crash on Pine Creek Road on the afternoon of Jan. 15 that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Carlie Kelley, of Hoopa.

Moody was allegedly driving her 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser while impaired when she went off the road, hit a ditch and overturned the vehicle. According to the release, Kelley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car and died at the scene, despite lifesaving efforts by emergency responders. Moody and another passenger, Ahmiwhhyol Pole sustained minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and the CHP requests anyone with information call (707) 822-5981.
Read the full release below.

On January 15, 2022 at approximately 2:53 P.M eighteen year old Keiahna F. Moody of Salyer, CA was driving her 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound on Pine Creek Road at Moon Lane at approximately 55 MPH, when she was involved in a solo vehicle traffic crash.

Due to Moody's level of drug impairment, she turned her vehicle across the southbound lane of traffic and onto the west shoulder of Pine Creek Road.  The Chrysler went into a ditch and overturned, coming to rest blocking Pine Creek Road.  An 18 year old unrestrained passenger, 18 year old Carlie Kelley of Hoopa, was ejected from the Chrysler.  Despite life saving efforts and medical aid, the Ms. Kelley died at the scene.  Moody was arrested for Felony DUI of drugs and gross vehicular manslaughter.

The following agencies responded to assist:  Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Hoopa Tribal Police Department, Hoopa Volunteer Fire Department and Hoopa Ambulance.

The CHP is continuing to investigate this collision and asks anyone with information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981.

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