[UPDATE 10:25 p.m.] 101 Closed in Klamath

Smoke is still raising from a wreck that closed Hwy 101 in Klamath when this image was captured. [Photo provided by a reader]

Hwy 101 is closed in Klamath. Details are still coming in but a reader tells us that a Humboldt County Sheriff’s car was apparently struck by a big rig.

We’re trying to confirm that with the Sheriff’s Office.

Big rig wreck in Klamath

What appears to be a Humboldt CO. Sheriff’s vehicle was struck by a big rig with an orange tractor. [Photo provided by a reader]

UPDATE 4 p.m.: According to the CHP, this is a Crescent City Police vehicle. We do not know if anyone was injured at this point.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: Diana Totten, a Captain with Briceland Fire and with Southern Humboldt Community Technical Rescue, tells us there is a detour through Klamath so traffic is moving.

UPDATE 10:23 p.m.: Press release from the CHP,

On February 16, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., a CHP Crescent City Area Officer sustained major injuries after being broadsided by a big rig while traveling in the area of US Highway 101 and Ehlers Avenue near Klamath.  As a result of the collision, the CHP Officer was pinned in the patrol vehicle and needed extrication.  The Officer is conscious and is receiving medical treatment at this time.

This collision is still under investigation and further details may be released at a later time.



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