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John Mello
Age 57    Mckinleyville, California    February 24 2013
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An accident involving a vehicle striking a cyclist left one dead Sunday afternoon, February 24, on U.S. Highway 101 just north of Big Lagoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, the driver veered onto the southbound shoulder of Highway 101 and struck the cyclist. CHP officers received the call at about 12:58 p.m. and arrived on scene to find a Humboldt County Parks Nissan Titan pickup truck involved in the collision. CPR was being performed on the cyclist without success. The officers reported the incident as a possible fatality at 1:04 p.m; it was classified as a fatality 15 minutes later. After notification of the next of kin, the deceased cyclist was identified as John Mello, 57, of McKinleyville. The driver was identified as Brian Bresee, 26, of Eureka.

Collision Data

Crash time: between noon and 2:59 p.m.

Closest Intersection: U.S. 101 and Big Lagoon County Park

Land use: Rural

Road type: Rural Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Shoulder

Collision type: Rear-end

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was:

Cyclist Data

At crash time cyclist was:

Sources

Source: News Report
Type: Newspaper
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://humboldtsentinel.com/2013/02/25/fatal-accident-near-big-lagoon/

Source: News Report
Type: Newspaper
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://www.times-standard.com/ci_22662861/vehicle-vs-bicycle-results-fatality-u-s-highway?source=most_viewed

Legal Status

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