Wednesday, 29 May 2024

REGIONAL: Two people die in Willits Grade crash

WILLITS – Authorities are investigating a crash that took the lives of two people on the Willits Grade earlier this week.


Just before midnight Tuesday the California Highway Patrol and Mendocino County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a traffic collision on the Willits Grade, according to Lt. Rusty Noe.


On arrival it was confirmed that two people had been killed in the single vehicle rollover. Noe said the victims were identified at the scene as 47-year-old Alfred Dean Ligon and 48-year-old Rhonda Lee Taylor, both of Willits.


The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash. Noe said there were no witnesses to the accident and the CHP has not been able to determine who was driving at the time.


Autopsies were conducted on Wednesday and the cause of death is pending, he said.


The CHP is asking anyone with information that could help with the accident investigation to call 707-467-4040.


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