[UPDATE 9:53 a.m.: One Way Controlled Traffic] Fatal Accident Closes Hwy 101 Between Hopland and Ukiah
A solo vehicle accident that is now being listed on the California Highway Patrol site as a fatality has closed Hwy 101. A CHP spokesperson writes that the “traffic collision on US-101 [is] between Hopland and Ukiah on US-101 South of Crows Foot Ranch.” He continues, “Vehicle roll over is blocking the roadway. Expect delays.”
We’ll update as soon as possible.
UPDATE 9:53 a.m.: Press release from the CHP:
The errant vehicle was traveling northbound U.S. 101 south of Henry Station Road, in the #1 lane. The solo male driver was passing a box truck which was in the #2 lane. The male driver turned the vehicle into the #2 lane after passing the box truck and for unknown reasons lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over and came to rest within the traffic lanes. The male driver and solo occupant of the car succumbed to his injuries at the collision scene. This collision is still under investigation and it is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol are a factor in this collision.
US-101 will be one-way traffic control as CHP Officers investigate this collision. This will cause traffic delays for both northbound and southbound traffic. Expect delays.
CHP is not releasing the drivers name at this time until the proper notifications have been made.
More updates to follow as I get the info.