Eureka Police Department<br />Press Release Eureka Police Department
Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

Phone:  (707) 441-4060
FAX:     (707) 441-4334


1/10/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 011022
Subject :

Fatal Motorcycle Collision
Contact : Brittany Powell, Public Information Officer, Police    (707) 441-4388
    bpowell@ci.eureka.ca.gov
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On January 9, 2022, at about 5:19 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to northbound Highway 101, just north of the Slough Bridge, for the report of a major injury collision involving a single motorcycle.

 

Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance provided emergency medical care on scene; however, due to the extent of the injuries the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased. Next of kin has been notified and the motorcyclist has been identified as 37-year-old Samantha Barney of Eureka.

 

Based on the initial investigation, it appears Barney was driving her motorcycle on northbound Highway 101 when she lost control and struck a sign in the grassy center median. No other vehicles were involved. At this time it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.





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