Hwy 101 [Now Open] at Benbow: Big Rig in Flames After Crash

UPDATE 12:17 p.m: “Hwy 101 [is now] open to one way controlled traffic…motorists should expect delays [as the] investigation and clean up continues,” stated Caltrans spokesperson, Betsy Totten.

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UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: CHP spokesperson has no estimated time of opening.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: 

[Photo by local photographer Talia Rose.]


UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Both vehicles burned. 

[Photo by Kim Hodges.]

UPDATE 10:58 a.m.: Hwy 101 is completely closed in both directions at Benhow. No estimated time of opening at this point.

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.:

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UPDATE 10:41 a.m.: A reader sent in another photo which helps place the accident better.



Original post:

A big rig caught on fire near Benbow after a collision with another vehicle . [Photo by Kim Hodges.]

According to CHP dispatch, a big rig is engulfed in flames near Benbow on Hwy 101 after a collision between a semi and another vehicle around 10:15 this morning. 

We’ll update as we get more information.

 [Photo by Veronica Coleman.]




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