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[UPDATE: Victim Taken to Hospital] Single Vehicle Slips Off Highway 101 South of Longvale

First responders alongside Highway 101 responding to the incident [Pictures provided to us by a Mendocino County Resident]

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates at approximately 3:46 p.m. a Nissan Rouge drove off Highway 101’s southbound lane just south of the Highway 162 junction.

Reports from first responders at 3:57 p.m. indicated the driver was still in the vehicle when they arrived at the scene.

Pictures of the scene sent to us by a reader show a rain-slicked roadway and California Highway Patrol, fire personnel, and a MedStar ambulance at the scene.

Traffic slowed in the area of the incident [Screenshot from the Caltrans Quickmap]

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates traffic is slowed in the area of the incident.

A tow truck was requested to the scene and there is reportedly minimal room for the tow truck on the shoulder of the road.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m.: The victim is being taken to Howard Hospital in Willits.

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.



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
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