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Driver Makes a Grave Mistake When He Blows Through Highway 1 Intersection Becoming Stuck in Little River Cemetery

A tow truck working to extricate the pick up truck [Screenshot of a video provided by a resident who lives near the incident]

Yesterday, July 7, 2021, California Highway Patrol and medical personnel were dispatched to the Little River Cemetery around 4:30 p.m. after reports emerged of a white truck smashing into the graveyard’s fence, proceeding through the property, and becoming stuck in vegetation. Officer Kiyua Brown of the California Highway Patrol Ukiah office said the accident resulted in the driver’s hospitalization for lacerations, scrapes and bruises.

Officer Brown told us a witness who was driving northbound at time of the collision reported the driver of the white Ford pickup truck plowed through the intersection of Highway 1 and through Little River Cemetery’s chain link fence.

Tow truck drivers working to haul the vehicle out of the dense foliage [Screenshot of a video provided by a resident who lives near the incident]

Officer Brown said approximately thirty feet of the Little River Cemetery’s chain link fence was damaged as a result of the collision.

An eyewitness told us they saw a tow truck working to extricate the pickup truck from the dense foliage it came to rest within.

A ground ambulance and fireman responding to the traffic incident [Picture provided by a Mendocino Coast resident]

The driver experienced what Officer Brown characterized as “moderate injuries” and he was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial.

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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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