[UPDATE 4 p.m.] Fiery Fatal Crash South of Laytonville; Flames Spreading
A blue sedan crashed into a tree around 2:19 p.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.
Flight Tracker shows that Copter 101 responded to the area. The scanner indicates multiple other agencies responded as well.
Caltrans is not yet showing that the road is impacted. We’ll update when we learn more.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 3:01 p.m.: According to one reader, traffic is stopped in both directions on Hwy 101. The CHP can confirm there is a crash.
UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The reader sent the following photo:
UPDATE 3:11 p.m.: The reader is telling us, “Traffic moving very slowly going south.”
UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: Reports from the scene are indicating that the fire isn’t spreading or at least is spreading very slowly.
UPDATE 3:28 p.m.: Steve in the comment section sent us a photo of smoke boiling up from the crash.UPDATE 4 p.m.: A reader sent us this photo of the burnt vehicle. Note the Cross in the tree on the far left above the vehicle. It likely indicates a prior fatal crash.