Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Vehicle Veers Off State Route 128 Near Yorkville and Ignites

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate that around 11:34 a.m. a gray truck drove off the side of State Route 128 just east of Yorkville and subsequently lit on fire.

The vehicle came to rest in a creekbed off the eastbound side of the roadway. All of the vehicle’s passengers are reportedly out of the vehicle and firefighters on the scene report there has been minimal spread to the vegetation.

A ground ambulance is on its way to the site of the accident as the Incident Commander assesses the passengers.

UPDATE 12:03 p.m.: The vehicle fire and the vegetation fire have officially been extinguished.

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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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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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