[UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Photos; Expect Delays] 101 Blocked After Big Rig Overturns on 101 South of Leggett

Traffic is backed up around a half mile in the northbound lane.

Traffic is backed up around a half mile in the northbound lane. [Photo provided by Jacob Whitney]

A semi rolled on Hwy 101 near Cummings between Legget and Camp Winnarainbow, according to the coordinates posted on the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

All four lanes of traffic are blocked and an ambulance has been requested.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: An air ambulance has been requested, according to the CHP site.

UPDATE 3:01 p.m.: This is a logging truck, according to the scanner.

UPDATE 3:04 p.m.: The officer on the scene said the patient has been extricated from the semi.

UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: THe CHP site states that the cab is on its roof and the trailer is also upside down. It also states that approximately 30 logs are in the roadway.

UPDATE 4:31 p.m.: Jacob Whitney who provided the above photo says traffic is beginning to move slowly.

UPDATE 4:57 p.m.: Whitney says traffic appears to be one way controlled traffic. He explained that vehicles head south for a bit while northbound traffic stops. Then northbound traffic crawls forward while no one is headed south.

UPDATE 5:07 p.m.: Caltrans posted on Facebook, (Click on the images to enlarge them.)

UPDATE 7:33 p.m.: The CHP site reports that the roadway is clear.

UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: The CHP page is reporting that this is a major injury accident.



  • Does anyone know what logging company owns the truck

  • Any updates

  • Wasn’t a log truck. Was a lumber flatbed truck hauling logs with bunks on its deck. Still curious as to which company.

  • Karol Andersson

    They’re diverting traffic through the rest area on the northbound side, one lane at a time. Wait time was about an hour

  • fuckwalterwhite.com

    Holey Moley! Is driver ok?

    Too bad we can’t just close certain roads from 2-5am and let the trucks work among themselves.

  • Its a white Peterbuilt. Chp doesnt say what company. I dont see anything on the doors

  • Hope driver is ok. Unfortunately and I do not mean this as negative judgment, just an observation after sharing the road with log haulers for over 40 years : a lot of those guys drive like cowboys on speed. Slow the hell down, everybody esp. If hauling a big load on these curvy winding roads.

  • I sure hope the truck driver will be OK. That was a nasty looking wreck. Don’t know if was his fault or not.
    RE: M. Papin, not all truck drivers are jackasses. I see more A holes in cars driving crazy on that highway than trucks. Your comment about cowboys on speed is uncalled for. Bet you have done some stupid stuff!

  • LOCO incident reports states open container(alcohol I presume) was found inside truck. Preparing to interview driver in Redding

  • Hole in the wall…

  • Didn’t this just happened recently on 101? A log truck spilled it’s logs. About a week or two ago?

  • It looked horrible when I drove by and would be surprised if the driver survives as the cab was completely crushed with airbag deployed. Hoping for the best. There was a piece of another car (rear bumper of a smaller silver car). Possibly the small car cut the truck off which I see happen frequently on my weekly drive – trucks carrying a load cannot stop on a dime.

    The accident was by the rest stop just after Bell Springs turnoff before 271 exit.

  • I was stuck in this and it looked very bad as we drove through the rest stop to divert it. I hope everyone is okay.

  • So sad

  • Does anyone no how many semis have crashed in roughly that area in past year maybe we need a electric sign to warn truckers this many crashed this year lol

  • Hoping the open container found in the cab was a water bottle not booze.

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