[UPDATE: One Driver Succumbs to Injuries] People Trapped Inside Vehicles After Head-On Collision Near Weott

UPDATE, Friday, 10:15 a.m.:

From the California Highway Patrol:

On January 17, 2019, at approximately 1630 hours [4:30 p.m.], a 2010 Toyota Tundra driven by Zechariah Alailefaleula was traveling northbound on US-101, just north of Weott in the #1 traffic lane. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Tundra allowed his vehicle to drift to the left into the southbound traffic lane, where it collided with a 2017 Toyota Camry, which was traveling southbound US-101 in the southbound #1 lane.

The driver of the Toyota Tundra was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with moderate injuries, and was evaluated for DUI, which did not appear to be a factor. The driver of the Toyota Camry was also transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The drivers name of the Toyota Camry is being withheld, pending next of kin notification by the Humboldt County Coroner.  This incident remains under investigation by the Garberville CHP office. 

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Original post:

The California Highway Patrol is responding to a head-on collision that left passengers trapped in both vehicles just south of Weott.

According to dispatch, northbound Hwy. 101 traffic came to a standstill and there was major vehicle damage, with a Toyota Tacoma coming to rest on its side, missing a wheel, and trash strewn across both north- and southbound lanes.

We will update as more information comes available. See below for more details.


4:33 p.m.
[1] VEH SB JSO ONR NEAR WEOTT
4:33 p.m.
[2] 2 VEH INV
4:34 p.m.
[6] TRASH IN BN LN
4:34 p.m.
[5] PK #SB LN
4:34 p.m.
[4] PK 1125
4:34 p.m.
[3] ONE VEH ON SIDE // BLK PK VS UNK TYPE "TORE UP
4:34 p.m.
[16] [Appended, 16:36:26] [2] 1125
4:34 p.m.
[15] [Appended, 16:36:26] [1] 2 VEH TC
4:34 p.m.
[8] 1039 CF
4:35 p.m.
[9] CORR TRASH IN NB LNS
4:37 p.m.
[19] 1039 105-S3
4:39 p.m.
[20] [Appended, 16:39:56] [1] 1 SMASHED VEH 1125
4:41 p.m.
[22] [Appended, 16:41:30] [1] HEAD ON TC
4:41 p.m.
[23] [Appended, 16:41:30] [2] VICT TRAPPED IN BOTH VEH
4:41 p.m.
[27] TRAPPED VICT IN EACH VEH
4:41 p.m.
[26] 1039 CF/NOT YET ONSCENE
4:42 p.m.
[28] SB TRAFFIC OPEN// NB TRAFFIC NOT MOVING
4:43 p.m.
[34] NIS SPK BLOCKING ON SIDE
4:43 p.m.
[33] NISS PK VS SMALL TOYT CAR AIR BAGS DEPLOYED
4:44 p.m.
[36] 1039 CF UPDATE
4:51 p.m.
[40] B105-038 1185 TOYT TACOMA ON LEFT SIDE, MISSING RF WHEEL, MAJOR FE DMG, BLOKCING NB #1 AND SB #1 LANE
4:52 p.m.
[41] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 REDWOOD TOWING 707-923-3440
4:59 p.m.
[45] B105-040 MYERS FLAT OFR TRFC DIVERSION
5:15 p.m.
[46] B105-040 NB LANE SHUT DOWN/ TRFC DIVERTED TO MYERS FLAT
5:21 p.m.
[51] B105-038 1185 TOYT CAMRY, MISSING RF TIRE, RR TIRE FLAT, MAJOR FE DMG, RIGHT SIDE DMG, ROOF CAVED IN
5:22 p.m.
[53] 1039 BROWNS TOWING 707-923-3388
5:59 p.m.
[56] B105-023 NB LNS SHUT DOWN / SB #1 LN SHUT DOWN // BOTH VEH BEING REMOVED // OPEN IN 15 MINN
6:03 p.m.
[58] B105-038 INQ IF HUMBOLDT UNIT IS AVAIL TO RESP TO ST JOSEPH // GET STATEMENTS AND EXTENT OF INJ X2
6:14 p.m.
[64] PER HSO LN 63
6:42 p.m.
[72] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj by CHP [Shared]
6:42 p.m.
[71] B105-038 RDWY CLR NB LNS OPEN/ 2 VEH TC 1180
7:13 p.m.
[78] [Notification] [CHP]-BROWNS TOW REQ ETA WHEN OFCR WILL RESP TO YARD WITH 180 [Shared]
7:24 p.m.
[85] 1039 BROWNS TO ADV
7:26 p.m.
[87] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj to 1144-Fatality by CHP [Shared]
7:27 p.m.
[89] 1039 105-S3

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