Debris From a Semi Caused Fatal Accident, Says CHP
On 07-20-2016, at approximately 1155 hours, [a 23-year-old woman from Redwood Valley] was driving her 2014 Subaru [northbound] on US-101 south of Willits, Ca (South of Walker Road) in the #1 lane. Party #1 was traveling behind a truck tractor pulling a semi trailer when for unknown reasons, vehicle debris was dislodged from the truck tractor and trailer. The vehicle debris struck the 2014 Subaru…subsequently the 2014 Subaru traveled across the [southbound] lanes and off of the west shoulder of US-101.
As a result of this collision, [the woman] succumbed to her injuries. The truck tractor pulling a semi trailer continued traveling [northbound] on US-101.
The Ukiah Area CHP is asking for assistance in identifying the involved truck tractor and its occupants. The truck tractor had a red cab and the semi trailer had a tarp covering its load. The truck tractor or trailer may have damage to a wheel and brake drum. The truck tractor was last seen traveling N/B on US-IOI towards Willits, Ca at approximately 1155 hours. If you have any information regarding this collision please contact the Ukiah Area CHP Dispatch Center at 707-467-4000.