Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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[UPDATE: Roadway Opened]State Route 20 Closed Near Upper Lake After Head-On Collision Leaves One Dead and Two With Major Injuries

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A head-on collision near Upper Lake between a semi-truck and gray pickup has resulted in one fatality and patients suffering major injuries.

Originally reported around 4:45 p.m., the collision occurred near the intersection of State Route 20 and State Route 29 in Lake County. Multiple patients were initially trapped in the vehicles and over the last hour first responders have successfully extricated them.

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates State Route 20 is currently closed in the area of the collision as an accident investigation is conducted.


UPDATE 6:32 p.m.: The following information was published by Caltrans District 1 regarding the closure of State Route 20 as first responders investigate the collision:

Full closure of Route 20 in Upper Lake in Lake County for traffic incident investigation. Detour eastbound at Scotts Valley Rd. and westbound at Route 29. Expected to open at 8:30 p.m. We'll update this post with changes. Check Quickmap.dot.ca.gov for the most current info.

UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: The Caltrans Quickmap indicates State Route 20 has reopened.


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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  1. RIP JOHNNY U R ONE OF THE FEE REAL ONES WE HAD LEFT. U WILL FOREVER BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. TELL SCHIBE I MISS HIM TOO XMMIÓ

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

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