[UPDATE 8:33 p.m.] Vehicle off the Cliff, Person Needs Extrication on 101 South of Klamath

Emergency vehicle. Cop car light bar

Stock photo by Oliver Cory

A vehicle driving southbound on Hwy 101 near the Del Norte/Humboldt County line veered across the road and went off a cliff on the northbound side, according to a report on the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

Cal Fire, an ambulance, and the California Highway Patrol are responding to the accident.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.: The occupant climbed out and is now waiting inside another vehicle.

UPDATE 8:33 p.m.: The CHP is reporting that the occupant is uninjured.



  • Kind of like match.com, through himself and now in someone else’s place.

  • I drove through this same spot maybe 10 minutes before this person also headed southbound. The rain was fairly light and road wet but not bad, though I was still going 60 in a 65mph zone. All of sudden the sky just opened up in a massive, hard hail storm. I felt my truck lose traction and slide slightly, slowed down to 40 as I noticed hail and other tire tracks on the road. I was about ready to slow more and engage the four wheel drive when the road went back to wet pavement. I am glad that no one was injured. Amazing how conditions can go from moderate to bad in an instant.

    • Don’t like the weather at the moment??? Wait a few minutes it’ll change, maybe NOT for the better but it WILL change!!!

  • I reduce speed in any adverse condition. Slow down for darkness, for rain, it can save your life.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Yes, exactly. A sudden change in ambient conditions demands a sudden change in driving mode. Many will not do that. Pedal to the metal, no matter what; ice, wind, deluge, darkness, can’t slow down, can’t pull over.

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