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81-Year-Old Willits Man Dies in State Route 20 Traffic Accident


The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

On December 2nd, 2022, at approximately 1945 hours, a 2007 Cadillac was being driven east on SR-20 near milepost marker 20 MEN 12.5, east of Fort Bragg. For reasons still under Investigation, the driver allowed the Cadillac run off the south road edge down the embankment. The Cadillac overturned and collided with multiple trees. The Cadillac came to rest on it’s roof down the steep embankment. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. During the investigation, it was determined the driver appeared to have been unrestrained at the time of the collision. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification to family members can be made. Alcohol or drug use does not appear to be a factor in the collision. 

The California Highway Patrol, The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, The Fort Bragg Fire Department and Adventist Health Coast Ambulance all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the Ukiah CHP. 


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