Thursday, March 30, 2023

Two Vehicles Collide Head-on South of Laytonville— Major Injury Reported— Highway 101 Traffic Congested


At approximately 7:13 a.m., two vehicles collided head-on south of Laytonville on Highway 101 resulting in what the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page is characterizing as a “major injury” and a blocked roadway.

The vehicles that reportedly collided were described as a Toyota Rav4 and a Lincoln Navigator. The collision blocked both the north and southbound lanes of the highway. Reports from the scene indicated one of the vehicle occupants got out of the vehicle and laid down in the roadway due to a back injury. 

Highway 101 is slightly backed up as crews clean up the area [Screenshot from the Caltrans Quickmap]

Crews have been working to clear the roadway and the Caltrans Quickmap indicates the northbound lane is flowing smoothly while the southbound lane is slowed.

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
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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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