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Vehicle Strikes a Woman and Baby in Front of the Ukiah Fair Grounds

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[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning around 11:19 p.m. indicates a woman and a baby were struck by a vehicle at the entrance to the Ukiah Fairgrounds. Both the north and southbound lane of State Street has been shut down as first responders assess the situation.

The baby is reportedly a one-year-old female who was in a stroller when struck by the vehicle.

An air ambulance has been requested to the scene. Two ground ambulances have been requested to respond Code 3 (with lights and sirens).

The suspect vehicle is reportedly a four-door, dark-colored SUV that initially left the scene southbound on State Street and then returned to the scene. Law enforcement currently has the driver detained.

UPDATE 11:36 p.m.: One patient is reportedly being transported Code 3 to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley.

UPDATE 11:55 p.m.: These photographs show fire, medical, and law enforcement on North State Street this evening:

[Photograph by DJ Ken Steely]
[Photograph by DJ Ken Steely]

UPDATE 12:06 a.m.: The following Nixle Alert was issued by the Ukiah Police Department:


UPDATE 12:19 p.m.: Law enforcement at the scene told dispatch the male driver of the vehicle is going to be sent to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley hospital for a blood draw due to suspicions he was driving under the influence.

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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Kure Modified Billboard Medical Patients
Kure Modified Billboard Medical Patients
Kure Modified Billboard Medical Patients


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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced by the urban elite. 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 told.

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