[UPDATE 9:50 p.m.] Cows, Cars, and Crash Close 101 Near Loleta
A number of cows on near the Loleta Drive onramp from 101 have caused a crash. At approximately 8:40 p.m., one vehicle hit a cow and “went up into the trees.” The cow is deceased
“101 is shut down from Loleta Drive south past the incident,” according to the scanner. At this point, it is unclear whether the whole freeway or just the southbound lanes are closed. However, there is a report on the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page that additional “cows were ejected” into the northbound lane.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available
UPDATE 9:16 p.m.: Northbound 101 is closed. One lane of southbound 101 is open, according to someone speaking on the scanner.
UPDATE 9:18 p.m.: A wounded cow has been dispatched and the estimated time of reopening the northbound lanes is five minutes.
UPDATE 9:23 p.m.: Two vehicles are “30 feet down [the] embankment,” according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.
UPDATE 9:24 p.m.: At least one northbound lane is being reopened, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.
UPDATE 9:50 p.m.: Photos from Javier Luna: