Wednesday, October 4, 2023

State Route 20 Partially Closed West of Williams Due to Fatal Head-On Collision

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

A big rig and pickup truck collided taking the life of an involved party this morning just west of Williams on State Route 20.

SR-20’s westbound lane is closed this morning as emergency personnel analyze the scene and clear the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates the collision occurred around 6:06 a.m. near the intersection of State Route 20 and Kings Road.

Immediately afterward, reports came in that the pickup truck was on fire and the big rig was blocking both lanes.

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates westbound traffic is at a standstill in the collision area and estimates the westbound lane will be closed until 10:00 this morning.

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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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
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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