Friday, March 31, 2023

Traffic Fatality on Highway 128 South of Boonville

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

A single-vehicle collision this evening near Boonville resulted in a fatality.

Scanner traffic beginning around 5:14 p.m. indicated a single vehicle went off a steep embankment near mile marker 31.5 of Highway 128.

Within fifteen minutes of the first reports, first responders found the driver had died in the accident.

This is the second fatal traffic accident in Mendocino County today. A driver died on Highway 101 south of Leggett earlier this afternoon.



  1. Drove 128 today in the rain, you always have to be careful when you have to drive in the rain the first time in the fall as traction is much less and it is easy to drive too fast for conditions. Condolences to the family.

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