20 Year Old McKinleyville Woman Killed in Crash North of Leggett
Last night’s crash just north of Leggett that closed 101 for a short time left a 20 year old McKinleyville woman, Amanda Sue Klemm, dead. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the vehicle Klemm was a passenger in plunged over the road a quarter mile south of Jitney Gulch Bridge about 10:30 last night in heavy rain. The truck rolled over and landed submerged in the South Fork of the Eel River. The driver, Noah Joseph Carter, 19, of Eureka, escaped and managed to flag down help. But Klemm was unable to escape. It is unknown if she died of injuries or as the result of drowning.
The UDJ story states the accident happened about 10:30 last night, that the road was closed for around 45 minutes and that the road was reopened at 3:45 am (presumably it closed around 3am then.) The Twitter for the local CHP shows the call coming in somewhere around 11 with Coast Guard, CalFire, ambulance, and Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue called to assist.
Photo from SHTR facebook site at another river rescue.