Tuesday, February 7, 2023

24-Year-Old Man Airlifted After Yesterday’s Head-On Collision in Laytonville

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The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol Garberville Office:

A tow truck carts away the crushed car from the accident scene. [Photo provided.]
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On 08/05/2021, at approximately 2:50 PM, Mr. Alejandro Tapia Castrejon was driving a blue 2005 Saturn, northbound US-101 north of Steele Lane, in the northbound lane, at an unknown rate of speed. Mr. Salvador Rodriguez was driving a 2012 Freightliner, southbound US-101, in the southbound lane, at approximately 55 mph. Mr. Rodriguez entered a curve in the roadway, and for reasons still under investigation, the Saturn entered the southbound lane, into the direct path of the Freightliner, where the Saturn and Freightliner collided head-on.

[Mr. Alejandro Tapia Castrejon] sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Mr. Rodriguez sustained minor injuries and was transported to Howard Memorial Hospital.

US-101 was closed for approximately one hour while the collision was being investigated.

This cause of this collision is still under investigation by the Garberville Area California Highway Patrol.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Praying for this young man in his time of great need. Community lets agree together in prayer for his recovery.

  2. Im praying for this young man. Terrible accident. Prayer warriors agree and unite for this young mans recovery.

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