49-Year-Old Man Killed on State Route 55
A head-on collision in Humboldt County left Dwayne Faughn dead and three others injured on Monday evening.
The fatal crash occurred on January 24th just before 9 p.m. on State Route 55.
Faughn was reportedly driving southbound in a Lexus when for unknown reasons, he collided head-on with a northbound Jeep.
Per CHP, an oncoming Ford then hit both vehicles.
Sadly, Faughn died at the scene due to the impact.
Two occupants of the Jeep suffered major injuries and were rushed to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment.
In addition, a 6-year-old girl passenger in the Lexus also suffered major injuries and was taken to the same hospital.
Paramedics treated the Ford driver for minor injuries and authorities shut down a portion of the roadway for hours following the crash.
An active investigation is underway. Those with information are urged to contact CHP at 707-822-5981.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dwayne Faughn.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.