Hwy 101 [Now Open] at Benbow: Big Rig in Flames After Crash
UPDATE 12:17 p.m: “Hwy 101 [is now] open to one way controlled traffic…motorists should expect delays [as the] investigation and clean up continues,” stated Caltrans spokesperson, Betsy Totten.
UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: CHP spokesperson has no estimated time of opening.
UPDATE 11:25 a.m.:
[Photo by local photographer Talia Rose.]
UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Both vehicles burned.
[Photo by Kim Hodges.]
UPDATE 10:58 a.m.: Hwy 101 is completely closed in both directions at Benhow. No estimated time of opening at this point.
UPDATE 10:54 a.m.:
UPDATE 10:41 a.m.: A reader sent in another photo which helps place the accident better.
A big rig caught on fire near Benbow after a collision with another vehicle . [Photo by Kim Hodges.]
According to CHP dispatch, a big rig is engulfed in flames near Benbow on Hwy 101 after a collision between a semi and another vehicle around 10:15 this morning.
We’ll update as we get more information.
[Photo by Veronica Coleman.]