About 12:20 p.m., a vehicle went off Hwy 101 near the Green Bridge south of Hopland and struck a tree, according to first reports from the scene.
A witness told the emergency call center that a bumper and vehicle debris were in the roadway.
The Incident Commander at the scene reported to dispatch that the vehicle was unoccupied when they arrived on scene. He told dispatch that witnesses say that that a young Hispanic male fled southbound and may have been hiding contraband prior to fleeing.
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.