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[UPDATES]Traffic Collison Reportedly Leads to Assault in Covelo

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[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

A traffic collision involving a reported group of erratically driving motorcycles prompted an assault in Covelo this afternoon. First responders are currently converging on the scene.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate the collision occurred around 6:22 p.m. near the intersection of Tabor Lane and Henderson Lane.

A reporting party relayed to dispatch the motorcyclists were driving up and down the road erratically before the accident occurred.

The CHP Incident Information page states a reporting party from the scene told dispatch her daughter had been assaulted by an involved subject.

The dispatcher relayed to responding officers that an involved subject is threatening to kill the parties in the other vehicle if they report the incident to law enforcement.

Fire and medical personnel have been asked to stage before going to the scene so law enforcement could secure the area from any potential threats.

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UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: A Round Valley Tribal Police officer at the scene reports a hostile crowd is beginning to form around the area of the collision.


UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: Updates from CHP indicate the accidents began after one of the motorcycles struck a truck. Another detail that emerged is a 14-year-old boy riding a motorcycle was injured in the collision. 


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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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. 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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