Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Walnut Drive in Cutten Identified as Trista Poletski


Trista Poletski Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Walnut Drive near Greenbriar Lane Friday Afternoon

Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Walnut Drive in Cutten Identified as Trista Poletski

Cutten, California – 29-year-old Trista Poletski of Eureka has been identified as the woman who was killed in a head-on motorcycle crash on Walnut Drive in Cutten on Friday Afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision, involving a motorcycle and an SUV, was reported at around 12:26 p.m. near Greenbriar Lane.

The Humboldt Area CHP said Poletski was riding a 2007 Kymco Motorcycle northbound on Walnut Drive when she veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by 46-year-old Terri Welch, a Eureka resident.

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

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

Details about Welch, whether he was injured or not, were unavailable.

CHP is investigating the incident.

Anyone with more details regarding the accident is requested to call 707-822-5981.

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