49-Year-Old Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision near Startare Drive

EUREKA, CA (January 26, 2022) – 49-year-old Dwayne Faughn died in a multi-vehicle collision on State Route 255, Monday night.

According to California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just before 9:00 p.m., near Startare Drive by Woodley Island.

Per reports, Faughn was driving a 2000 Lexus south on the highway when he collided head-on with a northbound 2020 Jeep.

Due to the impact of the collision, responding medics pronounced Faughn dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, others involved in the crash included a 6-year-old in the Lexus. Moreover, the driver and passenger of the Jeep, who also suffered major injuries were taken to St. Joseph Hospital.

Shortly after the collision, a southbound 2008 Ford slammed into the stationary vehicles, causing its driver minor injuries.

At this time, further circumstances that led up to the incident remain unclear. Once available, more information will be provided.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sympathies to the loved ones of Dwayne Faughn. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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