Trailer spills lumber all over Highway 101


REDCREST, Calif. -

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Highway 101 was closed for about three hours Monday, due to a minor injury traffic collision that caused lumber to spill into the roadway, according to California Highway Patrol.

On Monday, around 2:25 p.m, John Maxwell Heron was driving a 2009 Kenworth tractor-trailer combination hauling lumber traveling south on Highway 101, about one mile south of Sorenson Road in Redcrest, according to CHP.

For reasons still under investigation, Heron turned to the right which caused the trailer to travel off the roadway edge and up a dirt embankment and end in a "jackknife" position, according to The CHP.

Lumber spilled into the roadway and blocked all lanes. Highway 101 was closed between Mattole Road and Sorenson Road for about three hours. Traffic was diverted onto the Avenue of the Giants, according to CHP.

Heron sustained minor injuries and was brought to Redwood Memorial Hospital by City Ambulance of Eureka.

The incident remains under investigation by the Garberville CHP Office.

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