[UPDATE 4:02 p.m.:101 Reopened] Fatal Accident Near Salmon Creek on 101; Avoid by Exiting at Miranda or Myers Flat
At approximately 11:44 a.m., a serious accident occurred south
north of the Salmon Creek Road onramp to Hwy 101 between Myers Flat and Miranda. According to the CHP Traffic Information Page, a silver sedan did a U-turn in the roadway and a white van hit them.
According to readers, the silver sedan is “split in half” and northbound 101 is closed.
Miranda Volunteer Fire, Myers Flat Volunteer Fire, Redway Volunteer Fire, and
Redcrest Salmon Creek Volunteer Fire and State Parks as well as the California Highway Patrol are at the scene.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Caltrans reports, “US 101 near Salmon Creek Br, in southern Humboldt Co. is closed due to a fatal collision. Traffic is being detoured onto RT 254. ETO unknown.”
The van went off the freeway and onto Maple Hills Road.UPDATE 1 p.m.: 101 northbound is closed for a quite awhile, according to Salmon Creek Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Norris. He said there is quite a bit of debris on the roadway.
UPDATE 1:06 p.m.: Another photo–this one is from Hwy 101.UPDATE 4:02 p.m.: Caltrans reports, “US 101 near Salmon Creek Br, in southern Humboldt Co. has been reopened in both directions.”