Three Car, High Speed Accident on Hwy 101 and Loleta Drive
At 12:50 a.m., a high speed accident occurred on Hwy 101 near Loleta Drive. According to scanner traffic, a vehicle traveling at 90 mph struck the center divide and rolled over. Two other vehicles were involved. One of those also rolled over. Multiple people were trapped in vehicles.
A F150 Ford truck was on its side with no wheels on left hand. The California Highway Patrol, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and City Ambulance as well as fire departments headed to the scene. Traffic on Hwy 101 is being diverted through the Loleta offramp back onto the highway as of 2 a.m. The roadway should be cleared shortly, according to CHP scanner chatter.
We don’t know the extent of injuries at this time. We will update as we hear more.