Eric Peterson Fatally Injured in Gerber Solo-Car Collision
GERBER, CA (May 6, 2019) — A 57-year-old Gerber man died following a solo-vehicle crash in Tehama County on Thursday, May 2.
Eric Peterson suffered fatal injuries when his SUV veered off the road and then crashed into a large tree.
CHP traffic incident logs stated that officers found a 2000 Jeep Cherokee in a field with a tree on top of it around 6:50 a.m. on East Chard Avenue and Samson Avenues.
First responders arrived on the crash site shortly after 7 a.m. and confirmed Peterson died. They said the vehicle was cold and had been at the scene for some time.
The coroner’s office reported that the cause of death is still under investigation. However, an accident report issued Thursday afternoon by CHP said Peterson died of major injuries as a result of the crash with the tree.
Peterson drove eastbound on Chard at high speed and then failed to negotiate a curve in the road. This caused the vehicle to continue straight into an orchard, the report stated.
No other information about the crash is available.
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