Saturday, September 23, 2023

One Dead After Traffic Accident South of Ukiah

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

One person is tragically dead this morning after a traffic accident near the intersection of Highway 101 and State Route 253 just south of Ukiah.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicated the accident occurred around 9:39 a.m. when the vehicle reportedly veered off the roadway causing major rollover damage. Reports from the scene indicate the vehicle was swerving into other lanes before the accident.

When emergency personnel got to the scene, they located one person who had succumbed to their injuries and another that was rushed to the Ukiah hospital and transported out of the area via air ambulance.

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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