Monday, June 1, 2020

CHP Asking for Help Identifying Vehicle Involved in Collision on U.S. 101

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 2:51 PM

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The California Highway Patrol is seeking any information about a driver and vehicle involved in a collision on U.S. Highway 101 near Barkdull Road last Friday.

On May 29 around 3:15 p.m., a vehicle traveling southbound ran between traffic delineators dividing northbound and southbound traffic and caused a traffic delineator to crash into the windshield with a 2011 Kia Sonoda. The front passenger sustained major injuries and a child in the back seat also sustained minor injuries.

CHP is asking if you have information please contact the Garberville Area office, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 707-923-2155 or after hours at 707-268-2000.

Read the full press release below.
On 05/29/20, at approximately 3:13pm, William Legrain was driving his 2011 Kia Sedona northbound on US-101, south of Barkdull Rd., with Caitlyn Shaffer seated in the front passenger seat and two children in the rear passenger seats. At this location, an alternate traffic pattern was established for maintenance and repairs. Northbound traffic was diverted to the a southbound lane. Orange traffic delineators separated the northbound and southbound traffic. While the Kia was traveling northbound, an unknown vehicle traveling southbound collided with a delineator. This impact caused the delineator to become airborne and projected into the direct path of the Kia. The delineator collided with the Kia, penetrated the front windshield, and entered the passenger compartment. The front passenger sustained major injuries and one of the juvenile rear passengers sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. The driver and second juvenile passenger were not injured.

The California Highway Patrol Garberville Area is asking the public for any information which may lead to the identity of the southbound vehicle that struck the delineator. If you have information please contact the Garberville Area office, M-F 8am - 5pm at 707-923-2155 or after hours at 707-268-2000. 

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