Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a fatal traffic collision occurred near the intersection of State Route 20 and State Route 53 on the east side of Clear Lake.
Approximately four miles east of Clearlake Oaks, a vehicle reportedly veered off the roadway and first responders reported to dispatch a fatality resulting from the accident.
There are no reports of road or lane closures but commuters should assume emergency vehicles will be in the area.
Between Mendocino and Lake County, this is the third fatality reported on our rural roadways in the last 12 hours. The first occurred in Leggett, the second near Boonville, and now this evening in Lake County.
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.