Two Dead, Three With Major Injuries in Weott Accident

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On July 10th 2017, at approximately 0944 hours, a 2004 Lincoln was being driven southbound on US-101 just north of Weott. For reasons still under investigation, the driver allowed the Lincoln run off the west road edge down the embankment adjacent to the off ramp and collided with a redwood tree. The Lincoln overturned and came to rest on its roof blocking the offramp. One of the passengers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where she was succumbed to her injuries. Three additional passengers were also transported to St. Joseph Hospital with major injuries.chp occupant of car accident f During the investigation it was determined all three rear passengers were not restrained.

The US-101 southbound offramp to Weott in addition to the southbound slow lanes were closed for for scene investigation.

The names of the deceased as well as the two juvenile passengers are being withheld until notification to family members can be made. Alcohol or drug use does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The California Highway Patrol, Redcrest Volunteer Fire Department, Miranda Volunteer Fire Department, Cal Fire, City Ambulance of Eureka, and Cal Trans all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the Garberville CHP.

Earlier Chapter: Four Injured Including Juveniles During Crash at Weott Offramp From Hwy 101



  • Oh praying for everyone involved.God Bless you all.

  • Geez weott is getting a bad rep ,for accidents I don’t see how it’s a straight away .must have feel asleep at the wheel condolences to all latly has been the most wrecks I’ve ever seen . seems like almost everyday someone crash s some are high-speed chases gone bad.

    • Veterans friend

      Accidents happen everywhere. Trying to figure it out from a brief report is pointless.
      Condolences to all the families & loved ones. Healing to survivors, peace to the dead.

      • There does seem to be alot of accidents right there at the Weott section. I used to live there & have seen countless accidents in front of my house.

    • Medical episode, medical emergency, meaning the drivers passed out.

      We are seeing many head on accidents, driving off road accidents,
      because of this problem.

      If they survive the accident they almost always say they don’t remember what happened.
      This is the truth, I am not saying this to upset you, but to help you become aware.

      If you look around you will see these accidents are happening everywhere. More all the time.
      It will get worse too, enjoy life while you are alive. It doesn’t get any better.

    • I’m a tow truck driver I’m always seeing vehicles loose control there mostly from texting.

  • I hope there is family that can come out from Pennsylvania to help with the surviving teens. May their mom and brother Rest In Peace. Thank you first responders. You sure do have a difficult job. Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

  • I’m a very good friend to one of the passangers that were majorly injured. I pray for her and her family. Me and her friends miss her deeply and we’re hoping for the best 🙁

    • I’m so sorry for your loss & I am praying for your friend. Hope they pull through. It’s great that they have a friend like you to be there for them.

    • Blessings to you all, and I hope healing happens fast.

  • Thank goodness I’m not a first responder this month. Or ever. But thanx to those who are.

  • Trillium Hummingbird

    My condolences to all. May the survivors find peace.

    101 is not I-5. It is an extremely dangerous and dynamic roadway through a forest, and it is traveled by many who are unfamiliar with the hazards. Please, everyone, slow down, and watch for creatures and objects in the roadway. Pay attention to the oncoming traffic.

    Drive safe, drive clean and sober, take a little more time. ‘May you arrive safely, without hurting yourself or others.

  • Prayers and condolences to those who were struck by this devastating news. R.I.P. young ones.

  • Is there an error in the CHP report? The article says 2 dead, 3 with injuries. The family’s gofundme says that there was only 4 of them. A mother and 3 daughters, who were on a vacation from Pennsylvania. 2 daughters are survived with injuries. Please go to the link that was posted and donate, this must be a nightmare for the family.

  • Thanks for clearing that up Kym, on the Go Fund me, the family never mentioned the friend was traveling with them. They are only seeking help for there family I suppose. I hope the friend finds comfort and financial support to make it back to there home and family as well. So sad, there are way to many accidents around here. I’m so scared for my teen to start driving in a week.

    • I believe the friend was from the area. The GoFundMePage is so the husband and other daughter can get to California for his teen daughters in the hospital.

  • I was there at the accident and went to the weott fire department for help. Their response time was immediate these people are true heroes and we need weott fire in our lives

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