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Just before 8:00 this morning a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop for a registration requirement near the intersections of Singley Hill Road and Hayrake Lane in Fernbridge. As the deputy exited his patrol car, the driver of the stopped vehicle shot himself in the head with a handgun. The deputy called for medical aid and the driver was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The name of the driver has not been released pending the notification of next of kin.