Sunday, May 28, 2023

[Update: 101 Reopened] Early Morning Traffic Collision Leaves Motorcyclist Deceased and Highway 101 Closed Near Willits


Just before 3 a.m., there was a two vehicle head on collision in the south lanes of the north end of the Willits Bypass. According to first reports to the California Highway Patrol, both vehicles caught fire and a motorcyclist was ejected over the bridge and died.

Another person was critically injured and an air medivac was called to assist.

Hwy 101 was closed and traffic was diverted through Willits. As of 6:37 a.m., traffic is still being diverted through town.

Update 7:14 a.m.: The Willits Bypass has reopened.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

This story was used with the permission of Kym Kemp, the reporter behind our sister site Redheaded Blackbelt.

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