[UPDATE April 11] Vehicle Upside Down in Water by Confusion Hill on 101

Traffic Accident DayAt approximately 1:10 p.m., Emergency Services received a report that an unknown type vehicle had tried to pull over for an unknown reason on 101 south of Confusion Hill and got too close to the bank whereupon the vehicle “fell over the edge.” The vehicle is now “upside down in the river submerged.”

Multiple agencies are responding to the scene. Please drive cautiously in the area.

UPDATE 1:44 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page shows this as the area where the accident occurred. Please be aware that information in breaking news is gathered from people under stress and may be subject to change when there is further investigation.

UPDATE 1:53 p.m.: Technical Rescue has been requested by Cal Fire.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Thomas Norris spokesperson for Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue reports that his team has been requested to the accident for “body recovery.”

UPDATE 7:52 p.m.: Rescuers Unable to Recover Occupant(s) or Vehicle After It Plunged Into Eel River This Afternoon

UPDATE Wednesday, April 11: Witness Tells of Vehicle Tipping Onto Two Wheels and Tumbling Over the Bank Into the Eel River Near Confusion Hill North of Leggett; Searchers Scour the River Tuesday



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