Trista Poletski Killed in Head-On Collision on Walnut Drive in Eureka


Trista Poletski Dies in Eureka Motorcycle Accident on Walnut Drive near Greenbriar Lane

Trista Poletski

Trista Poletski Killed in Head-On Collision on Walnut Drive in Eureka

Eureka, California (September 18, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Friday afternoon in Eureka.

The Humboldt Area CHP said the incident happened at around 12:26 p.m. September 17, on Walnut Drive just south of Greenbriar Lane.

29-year-old Trista Poletski was riding a 2007 Kymco Motorcycle northbound on Walnut Drive while at the same time a 46-year-old Terri Welch was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro southbound on the highway.

For unknown reasons, Poletski drifted into opposite lanes and collided head-on with the Dodge.

Paramedics responded to the scene and performed life-saving measures on Poletski. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s office has notified Poletski’s family about the incident.

No other details about the crash were provided.

The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.

Anyone with additional information about the accident is asked to contact 707-822-5981.


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