Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Traffic Fatality West of Lower Lake After Big Rig and Pickup Collide Head-On

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

A collision in Lake County between a big rig and a pickup truck has proven fatal this afternoon.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate the collision occurred near the intersection of State Route 29 and Diener Drive west of Lower Lake around 12:05 p.m. The pickup reportedly struck both the big rig and a tree, leaving lanes littered with branches and vehicle debris.

Moments after the collision first responders were deployed “code blue” indicating an emergency medical circumstance. Sadly, an involved party was declared deceased upon arrival at the scene.

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates that traffic is still heavily affected in the west and eastbound lanes of State Route 29.

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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