According to KMUD News, dated Aug. 30, 2012:
"A fatal crash took the life of a 30 year old Fortuna woman today. The California Highway Patrol says Elena Esquivel was killed when her Subaru hit an electrical pole and she landed on the bank of the Eel River. Electrical poles crossed both lanes of traffic, shutting down Redwood Drive near Dean Creek for more than 6 hours. Matt Harvey is an officer with the California Highway Patrol. He says this is the 8th fatal collision they’ve had this summer."
Use the player below to listen to or download an audio clip of this story and interview with CHP Officer, Matt Harvey, which aired on the KMUD Local News on Thurs., Aug 30, 2012- Cynthia Elkins reporting.