The person shot dead by a CHP Officer in the Willow Creek area early Thursday morning was a 17-year-old boy. At 1:35AM the CHP got a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 299 at Blue Jay Lane. The Willow Creek resident CHP officer responded and when he got to the accident scene he was allegedly attacked by the driver of the car, who was apparently armed with a machete. The officer pulled his service gun and shot the boy, who was declared dead at the scene. The officer sustained major injuries in the altercation and was transported to a hospital, where at last word he was in stable condition. The dead boy was a member of the Hoopa Tribe.