(UPDATE) FATAL HIGHWAY 101 CRASH: All Lanes Closed South of Laytonville

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports that the highway is now open to one-way controlled traffic.

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UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: From the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

Highway 101 is CLOSED north of Willits near Shimmins Ridge Road (Postmile 55.7 on Highway 101) due to a traffic accident. All northbound and southbound lanes are currently closed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and take alternative travel routes if possible. There is currently no estimated time of re-opening.

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Original Post: Highway 101 is closed between Laytonville and Willits near Outlet Creek after a two vehicle collision involving a big rig and a black sedan. 

LoCO‘s CHP Watch and MendocinoSportsPlus note that the driver of the vehicle was killed. Two minor patients reportedly suffered major injuries. 

An air ambulance has been called to the scene. We will update when we know more.


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[6] [Appended, 12:10:53] [1] SMALL 2DR BLK SD TVLNG SB AND HIT A BIG RIG IN THE NB LNS
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[3] 2 VEH TC
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[2] BLOCKING 1 LANE OF NB SIDE
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[4] SEMI TRK W/ EMPTY FB TRL VS OTHER UNK VEH
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[9] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP [Shared]
12:10 p.m.
[7] [Appended, 12:10:53] [2] ALL LANES BLKD AT THIS TIME ASIDE FRM 1 NB LN
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[5] 1039 LVILLE RP
12:11 p.m.
[10] 1039 CF HOWARD
12:17 p.m.
[19] 1039 DOT
12:19 p.m.
[20] [Notification] [CHP]-PER HOWARD OFF-DUTY FIRE ONSCENE/ 2 VEHS/ 1 BLOCKING RDWY/ 2 PTS/ 1 POSS 1144 [Shared]

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