Newer Black Pickup Crashed on Benbow Hill
A newer black Toyota Tacoma with Washington plates crashed south of Garberville on Hwy 101 in the Benbow Hill area just before 2:30 p.m. today, confirmed Officer Jason Taylor of the California Highway Patrol in Garberville. One southbound lane is blocked.
Taylor said that the driver reportedly drove recklessly prior to the accident. “The driver was speeding, crossing double lines ahead of time,” he said.
The truck then struck the guardrail and ended up blocking the number 2 southbound lane. “There was 50 foot of guardrail damage,” Taylor said.
Taylor explained, “The driver fled the scene.” But, he added, the driver has been located.