On Oct. 6, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Jason Kaiser, 48, of Westminster, California, was driving a black 2013 Chevy Volt northbound on Interstate 5 in the number two lane at an undetermined speed.

Yreka area California Highway Patrol reported the following:


On Oct. 6, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Jason Kaiser, 48, of Westminster, California, was driving a black 2013 Chevy Volt northbound on Interstate 5 in the number two lane at an undetermined speed.  


For reasons still under investigation, the Chevy Volt left the right side of the roadway and was driving on the gravel shoulder. The Chevy Volt struck a reflective paddle marker, the Julien Creek Bridge sign, and then took flight over the barbed wire fence.


The Chevy grazed a vertical concrete bridge pillar while still airborne, prior to impacting the north concrete abutment. After impact with the abutment, the Chevy Volt spun underneath the bridge out of view from the freeway.

 
Numerous witnesses stopped to check on Kaiser’s welfare and assisted with medical aid. CHP personnel from the Yreka CHP Office arrived on scene and began medical aid for Kaiser until CAL FIRE and Mount Shasta Ambulance arrived on scene. LifeNet Medical Helicopter was requested by CHP due to the major injuries sustained. LifeNet transported Kaiser to Mercy Medical Center, Redding, for treatment of major injuries.
The cause of this collision is under investigation. If there were any witnesses to the collision, please contact the Yreka CHP Office at (530) 841-6006.