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Tragic Highway 101 Crash Yesterday Near Myers Flat—Two Die When Vehicle Veers Into Opposing Lane

The following is a press release published by the California Highway Patrol:

[This image does not depict the described incident, but is a stock photo taken by Matt LaFever]

On June 13, 2022, at approximately 4:29 PM, a silver Toyota 4-Runner with one occupant was traveling northbound on US-101, north of Myers Flat. A group of five motorcycles was traveling southbound on US-101, north of the Myers Flat. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota 4-Runner crossed over the center median and into the southbound lanes, directly into the path of the motorcycles. The 4-Runner collided with two of the motorcycles, a red Triumph Tiger and a blue BWM 1200. The collision caused both operators of the involved motorcycles to be ejected. As a result of this collision, the driver of the Toyota 4-Runner and the operator of the Triumph Tiger motorcycle sustained fatal injuries, The operator of the BMW 1200 motorcycle sustained moderate injuries and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka for medical care. US-101 was closed in both directions for just under four hours for the scene investigation and vehicle recovery. It remains under investigation whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash. The identities of the two deceased are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The California Highway Patrol, Cal-Trans, Cal Fire, Miranda Volunteer Fire, City Ambulance of Eureka, and California State Parks all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol – Garberville Area.


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