Mark Hutchinson Killed, Suspect Arrested in Deadly Car Accident

Mark Hutchinson Killed, Suspect Arrested in Deadly Car Accident

[Caspar, CA] – Mark Hutchinson Lost His Life, Shayne Wrede Arrested in Car Crash on Caspar Road 

Mark Hutchinson Killed, Shayne Wrede Taken into Custody After Car Wreck on Caspar Road 

December 29, 2020 – Mark Hutchinson, age 48, from Willits passed away on Thursday morning around 5:40 A.M. Moreover, police arrested Shayne Wrede, age 35, of Bragg after a vehicle crash that occurred on Caspar Road. 
  
Initially, the deadly accident happened in the 15000-block area near the Pacifica Drive intersection in Caspar Ca. 

Responding to the call, California Highway Patrol found out that the incident involved a 2003 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Mr. Wrede. Also, there was a 1994 Honda 650 motorcycle that was driven by Mr. Hutchinson
  
Sadly, authorities pronounced Mr. Hutchinson dead at the crash scene. 

The Deadly Accident 

Additionally, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene. Subsequently, they learned that Mr. Wrede was on County Parole. Also, he was a victim of a shooting that occurred earlier that morning. 
  
Afterward, Fort Bragg Police Department Officers were sent to an apartment complex on South Street in Fort Bragg. Upon investigation, they found evidence that was consistent with a shooting. 
  
Allegedly, both Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Wrede had been involved in an approximate 4.5-mile car chase after the shooting. 
  
Boldly, their vehicles raced at a speed of at least 90 MPH through the city of Fort Bragg. Also, through the unincorporated southern portion of Fort Bragg. 
  
Quickly, the race continued south onto Caspar Road. Then, the succeeding crash occurred that caused Mr. Hutchinson to lose his life. 

The Investigation 

Initially, investigating officers with CHP’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) stationed in Redding responded. Furthermore, they were trying to determine the circumstances in relation to the accident. 
  
Moreover, evidence included statements from eyewitnesses and surveillance video associated with the shooting and vehicle chase.  

Afterward, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to develop probable cause to believe that Mr. Wrede intentionally caused the accident.  

Additionally, by striking Mr. Hutchinson’s motorcycle with his 2003 Chevrolet pick-up truck at a fast speed on Caspar Road. 
  
Consequently, the police took Mr. Wrede into custody for Murder and Violation of Post Release Community Supervision. 
  
As a result, they booked Mr. Wrede into the Mendocino County Jail. Still, he is to be held in lieu of $500,000.00 bail. 

Furthermore, Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing to investigate the case and are asking for the public’s help. 
  
Likewise, Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting that anyone who has any further information about a shooting incident on South Street in Fort Bragg as well as a chase involving a motorcycle and dark-colored pick-up truck to contact them.  

Also, if you have any details on the reported crash on Caspar Road, please call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100. 

What are Some of The Dangers of Speeding?  

Indeed, speeding does not only mean driving faster than the posted speed limit, but it also includes driving too fast on poor road conditions.  

Without a doubt, speeding is illegal. There is no way around it. Furthermore, if you speed, you just might get caught by the local police and receive a speeding ticket.  

Speeding tickets can cost hundreds of dollars, not to mention missed work and traffic court. Also, your auto insurance costs could increase.  

Another danger of speeding is the environmental element. It is dangerous to speed on wet roads. Plus, speed limits may be set to reduce the environmental impact of another road traffic as well.  

As said by the Ford Motor Company, “Driving a vehicle at 65 mph consumes about 15% more fuel than driving the same vehicle at 55 mph. More fuel consumed means more CO2 released into the atmosphere.”  

The biggest risk of speeding is that you can lose your life. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “In 2008 there were 37,261 speed-related traffic fatalities in the U.S.”   

Low-speed limits are specifically set-in different areas for a reason. Moreover, there are low-speed limits specifically set-in different areas due to hazards of speed for the surrounding communities.  

It does not matter who you are, the speed limit applies to everyone regardless of the capabilities of the car or the experience of the driver.  

Furthermore, paying attention to the speed limit will increase a driver’s ability to take and adjust to curves or objects in the roadway. Also, it considerably extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle.   

So, as you can see… there are many different reasons to take the pedal off the metal and slow down!  

Here are 5 Reasons Why Speeding Is a BAD IDEA!  

1.   Ordinarily, the average time it takes most drivers to react to a risky situation on the road is 1.5 seconds.  A driver who is tired, distracted, or has been using drugs or alcohol might take as long as 3 or more seconds to react.  
  

2.   Drivers are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian on impact if they are traveling at 30 mph, then if they are traveling at 25 mph.  

3.   Speeding can escalate your risk of los­ing vehicle control. Moreover, at higher speeds, motor vehicles become more dif­ficult to maneuver.  

4.   There is a direct connection with how fast you are going and the severity of a crash. The faster that you are going, the greater amount of force must be absorbed by the impact in a crash.  

5.  In urban areas, going faster than the speed limit by as little as 3 mph doubles the likelihood of an injury crash. Furthermore, each additional increase in speed by 3 mph further increases the risk. 


To the family and friends of Mark Hutchinson, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you. 


Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.

Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.

This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings. 

Call us for a free consultation at (310) 914 – 8484

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