54-Year-Old Eureka Woman Arrested For Today’s Four Car Accident Near Myers Flat
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Monday, April 11, 2016, at approximately 11:31 a.m., a be on the lookout for a reckless driver on southbound US 101, near Rio Dell was broadcasted. The reckless vehicle was a gray 1997 Honda Accord driven by 54 year old female, Kelly Winchester of Eureka. She drove past California Highway Patrol Officer Hindley near Jordan Creek and he initiated an enforcement stop. The vehicle failed to yield and reached high speeds as it fled. Officers of the Garberville Area were notified of the pursuit as it continued to head south. As the pursuit continued CHP dispatch advised the Fortuna Police Department was taking a stolen report on the pursued vehicle.
As the vehicle was approaching Myers Flat, Winchester made an unsafe pass and she drove the Honda into the opposing lane, which resulted in a four vehicle, property damage only collision. Winchester was taken into custody and DUI in not a factor in this collision.
Due to the collision, US 101 were temporarily closed. Traffic control was provided by the California Department of Transportation, Cal Fire and Garberville CHP.
The California Highway Patrol Garberville Area is investigating this traffic collision.
Video of the aftermath:
Earlier chapter: Four Vehicle Accident Near Myers Flat on Hwy 101