Nevada County authorities ID man who died in McCourtney Road wreck | TheUnion.com

Nevada County authorities ID man who died in McCourtney Road wreck

Nevada County authorities have identified the man they say died in a weekend car wreck.

Michael Houlihan, 28, of Eureka, was found dead in a green Toyota Tacoma, near McCourtney and Indian Springs roads, authorities said.

According to a Monday autopsy, the preliminary manner of Houlihan’s death was accidental. The preliminary cause of death was blunt force injury due to a vehicle crash.

Toxicology tests on Houlihan will take two to three weeks, said Mike Sullivan, chief deputy coroner.

Authorities found the body after someone spotted the Tacoma around 1:05 a.m. Saturday. The California Highway Patrol responded and with the help of firefighters found Houlihan, whose car was difficult to reach because of vegetation, reports state.

Reports state that it appears the southbound Toyota failed to negotiate a curve, left the road and hit an oak tree.

Anyone with information about the wreck should contact authorities at 530-477-4900.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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