Head-On Accident on Highway 101 in Mendocino County, Driver Dies and 4 Injured
MENDOCINO, CA (September 14, 2021) – A man died in a head-on accident on Highway 101 in Mendocino County Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 11:00 a.m. on September 12, just north of the Ridgewood Scale Facility. The location was on a stretch of the highway that traverses a sparsely populated area between Ukiah and Willits.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 29-year-old man from Covelo was driving a 2000 Acura Integra northbound. For unknown reasons, he crossed over the double yellow lines separating traffic and collided head-on with a 2009 Dodge Ram heading in the opposite direction.
Both vehicles were going at approximately 70 mph when they collided at the front driver’s sides. The Dodge hit a guardrail and flipped over, while the Acura stopped on the southbound side of the highway.
As a result of the crash, the man driving the Acura died at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge, a 29-year-old Olivehurst woman, suffered major injuries. Her three passengers, ages 9, 7 and 4, all from Olivehurst, had minor injuries. The four of them were taken to Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits.
At this time, an investigation is ongoing.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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