[UPDATE: 4:08 p.m.] Semi Crash Closes One Northbound Lane Near Cummings South of Leggett on Hwy 101

overturned semi icon featureA semi flipped onto its side in the northbound lane of Hwy 101 south of Leggett near Cummings about 4:50 a.m. This blocked one lane. The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that there were no injuries.

UPDATE 8:20 a.m.: A reader tells us, “Large equipment is removing the cargo of what looks like roof units, grey steel square pieces larger than several refrigerators combined. Both directions are down to one lane as crews are on the scene.”

UPDATE: Road clear.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: Press release from the CHP

chp  traffic report On December 14, 2017, at approximately 0450 hours, a 2017 Dodge pickup towing a 2017 Diamond trailer, driven by 30 year old, Brian Escobedo, was traveling northbound on US-101 south of Cummings U/C. For reasons still under investigation, Escobedo failed to maintain control of the Dodge and allowed the Diamond trailer to overturn. Escobedo was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured as a result of the collision. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision. Caltrans responded to the scene and provided traffic control limiting one lane of travel for northbound traffic and one lane of travel for southbound traffic. All lanes of travel were fully open at 0900 hours.

This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Garberville Office.



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