Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Coroner's Investigation
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Coroner's Investigation
29000 Block of Simpson Lane Fort Bragg, Ca 95437
When: Date: 05-22-2012 Time: 0005 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: John Patrick Younger 47 Fort Bragg, Ca
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  Name Age Street Address City, State
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 05-22-2012 at 0005 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to assist the California Highway Patrol in regards to a reported vehicle collision in the 29000 block of Simpson Lane in Fort Bragg, California.

Upon arrival Deputies located a 2012 Toyota Prius that appeared to have collided with a power pole located on the north side of Simpson Lane. The power pole was resting on top of the vehicle. An adult male was lying on the ground outside of the vehicle and in close proximity to downed high voltage power lines.

Representatives from PG&E responded to the scene and rendered the high voltage power lines safe of electrical current. Medical personnel attended to the adult male at approximately 0055 hours and determined the adult male was deceased.

The adult male was later identified as being 47-year-old John Patrick Younger, a resident of Fort Bragg, California.

The circumstance of the vehicle collision is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

A forensic autopsy is scheduled for 05-23-2012 at 0800 hours to help determine the cause of Younger's death.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten