Vehicle in Creek Off Highway 101; Rescue Crews on Scene

Emergency crews are working at the scene of a traffic incident off Highway 101 south of Laytonville, notes LoCO’s CHP Watch. According to CHP dispatcher logs a dark-colored sedan is pinned against some trees in the middle of a creek that runs adjacent the roadway. One involved party told officials that the collision occurred last night and that a passenger, thought to be deceased, may still be in the vehicle. 

Emergency crews are still trying to figure out how to get to the vehicle which is resting in swift-moving water — the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department reportedly doesn’t have swift-water rescue capabilities. A call has been put out to Willits Fire Department.

The southbound lane of Highway 101 is blocked. Updates below.


8:20 a.m.
[2] INVOLVED SAID TC OCCURRED LAST NIGHT
8:20 a.m.
[4] DRK COLORED SD, NOT VISIBLE FROM RDWY
8:20 a.m.
[3] VEH IS OFF RD INTO RIVER
8:21 a.m.
[8] INVOLVED STATES PSGR STILL IN VEH AND POSS 1144
8:37 a.m.
[17] 1141 1097
8:40 a.m.
[18] VEH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER PINNED AGAINST TREES — SB #2 LANE BLKED
8:42 a.m.
[20] 1039 105-L
8:45 a.m.
[22] 1039 CT FOR 1184
8:46 a.m.
[23] 1039 MSO ENRT
8:47 a.m.
[24] [Notification] [CHP]-CT ETA DRIVETIME FROM WILLITS
8:50 a.m.
[25] MSO DOESN'T HAVE SWIFT WATER RESCUE/ WILLITS FIRE DOES, MAY ALREADY BE ENRT
8:51 a.m.
[26] 1039 HOWARD/THEY ARE ARRANGING THIS ALREADY
9:14 a.m.
[32] [Notification] [CHP]-LITTLE LAKE FIRE HAS SWIFT WATER RESCUE ENRT
9:18 a.m.
[35] 1039 F/G COPIES
10:01 a.m.
[41] 1039 ALL IN ONE FOR EVIDENCE [Shared]
2:06 p.m.
[47] [CHP] has closed their incident [170112HM00038]
2:07 p.m.
[48] 1039 CT RE: 1144 [Shared]
4:13 p.m.
[54] A105-055 SB LANE OPEN [Shared]

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