CHP: 2 people die in Hwy 101 crash in Humboldt County, south of Salmon Creek Road

On April 13, 2018, at 11:44 a.m., a 2007 Honda Civic with two females inside was traveling southbound US-101, south of Salmon Creek at an unknown speed, according to the Garberville California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Around the same time, a 2003 Ford van being driven by Marsha Adams was traveling northbound on US-101, south of Salmon Creek at approximately 65 mph. For reasons still under investigation, the CHP said the driver of the Honda lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the northbound lanes, directly crashing into the path of the Ford. Officials said the Ford struck the Honda and both vehicles went off the road.

Both people in the Honda died from the crash, officials said. The driver of the Ford was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Due to the recovery of the vehicles and the collision investigation, northbound traffic for US-101 was diverted onto SR-254.

The CHP said the names of the people in the Honda are currently being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. It is unknown at this time of drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.

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