Friday, July 19, 2024

Three People Reportedly Dead After Tragic Car Fire on Highway 101 Near Calpella

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Reports indicate that at least three people have tragically passed away this morning in a tragic car fire along Highway 101 near Calpella

Initial reports emerged around 6:12 a.m. via scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Incident Information Page that a vehicle was on fire after driving off an embankment along the northbound lanes of Highway 101 approximately one mile north of the Lake Mendocino exit.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies, California Highway Patrol officers, and firefighting personnel converged on the scene.

By 6:30 a.m., the fire had been extinguished and the Incident Commander reported three individuals were found deceased in the vehicle. The coroner was requested to the scene.

One lane of Highway 101 is reportedly blocked as emergency personnel tend to the crash scene.

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. Who by fire? L. Cohen. I got 40% high second degree burns from a car fire. A true wake up call and a helo ride to UC Davis burn ward. Gasoline is nasty stuff. Without opiates I would not have survived the 9 days without skin. And I did have a bedside visit from god. A true turning point in my life from victim to survivor. Burn survivors hate the term victim because victims become narcissistic.

    • And yet here you are talking about yourself?! This story is about the passing of 3 souls. Not sure your war story & come to Jesus moment applies.


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Matt LaFever
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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 to be told.

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