Saturday, 25 May 2024

Crash shuts down Highway 29 Sunday night

LAKEPORT – A two-vehicle accident resulted in major injuries on Sunday evening.


The crash occurred at about 6:14 p.m. on Highway 29 just north of Mockingbird Lane near Lakeport, according to the California Highway Patrol's incident logs.


Two pickups – a Dodge Ram and a Ford – collided, the CHP reported.


One of the pickups rolled over onto its side, trapping one person inside, according to the CHP. Wood debris was reportedly scattered over the roadway.


The collision blocked both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway, the CHP reported.


Officials closed that portion of the road, which is only two lanes, to traffic while the rescue took place.


The person trapped in the vehicle was extracted and lifeflighted to the hospital shortly before 7 p.m., according to the CHP logs.


One of the vehicles involved, the CHP reported, was towed for evidence.


No information on the identifies of the people involved in the crash was available Sunday night.


The CHP reopened the highway at 8:47 p.m. about two and a half hours after the crash occurred.


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