[Updates]Medivak Responding to Head-On Crash on Highway 101 North of Willits Regarding Injured Woman and Child Requiring Extrication

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page and scanner traffic indicate first responder have been dispatched to a head-on traffic collision approximately six miles north of Willits regarding reports of an injured female and child requiring extraction from an involved vehicle.

Three ambulances total are responding to the incident and the incident commander is clearing a portion of the roadway near the intersection of Highway 101 and Reynolds Highway for a medical helicopter to land.

The head-on collision occured at 7:05 p.m. and an original reporting party indicated that “someone is trapped in the vehicle” which is emitting white smoke.

UPDATE 7:29 p.m.

As of 7:29 p.m., the California Highway Traffic Incident Information page indicates first responders have closed Highway 101 to faciliate the landing of the medical helicopter.

The scanner has indicated that not one, but two air ambulances are responding to the scene.

UPDATE 7:38 p.m.

The incident commander is moving one of the patients, who he characterized as “critical”, to the landing zone and has requested a third ambulance remain headed to the scene regarding a “moderately injured patient.”

UPDATE 7:48 p.m.

Both patients have been extricated for the vehicle and Reach helicopter will be landing shortly.

UPDATE: 8:00 p.m.

The CHP Traffic Incident Information page states dispatch received a call from another involved driver who said they were driving a semi-truck in front of one of the vehicles that was involved with traffic collision and has dash cam footage of the incident. The caller said he is currently at the Best Western in Willits and noticed damage to the rear of the trailer cause by one of the vehicles involved in the incident.

UPDATE 8:05 p.m.

Scanner traffic indicates both medical helicopters have transported the patients away from the scene.

The CHP Traffic Incident Information page says the Department of Transportation has been dispatched to the scene of the accident to clean up oil spilled in the roadway.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.

The incident commander told dispatch Highway 101 has opened to single lane traffic.

UPDATE 8:43 p.m.

These pictures were sent to use via social media and depict the scene after the crash had occurred and first responders were tending to the patients.

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