Tuesday, March 28, 2023

A Willits Man Died Saturday Night After Losing Control of Vehicle on Sherwood Road


The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:

Emergency vehicle at the scene of the fatal traffic collision on Saturday night [Picture provided by a community member]

On November 11, 2022, at approximately 5:20 PM, A solo occupant was driving a GMC Yukon and traveling north on Sherwood Road, south of Birch Street. For reasons still under investigation, while the driver negotiated a turn in the road the Yukon crossed over the double yellow lines into the southbound lanes and then left the roadway. The GMC turned in a counterclockwise direction which caused the GMC to overturn to its right and collide with a tree.  It remains under investigation whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash.  The identity of the driver is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

The California Highway Patrol, Little Lake Fire Department, Brooktrails Fire Department, Willits Fire Department, and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol – Garberville Area.



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