Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, July 29 @ 1:21 p.m.

Crescent City Man Killed Wednesday After Mini-Bike Collides With Chevy Silverado

A 50-year-old Crescent City man was killed after his Coleman mini-bike collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado towing a trailer near Northcrest Drive and Hoover Avenue at about 5:19 p.m. Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The deceased’s name is Robert Thiessen, according to Del Norte County resident and KCRE personality, Rene Shanle-Hutzell, who said she knows his mother.

The collision is still under investigation, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Silverado, 20-year-old Colby Collins, of Redding, was traveling south on Northcrest Drive and was unable to avoid Thiessen, who rode his mini-bike east across the road near the Hoover Avenue intersection. The two collided and Thiessen was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, according to the CHP.

The CHP was assisted by Crescent City Fire & Rescue, Del Norte Ambulance, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department.


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