Saturday, 22 June 2024

Glenhaven crash claims life Monday night

CLEARLAKE OAKS – An early evening collision on Monday resulted in a fatality.


The crash, which took place one mile west of Glenhaven, was reported to the California Highway Patrol at approximately 5:37 p.m.


A Volkswagen Beetle and a semi truck were reported to have collided head-on, the CHP reported.


About 10 minutes before the crash, CHP's incident logs noted that the Volkswagen was reported to be weaving back and forth between the highway's lanes.


Several CHP units, as well as Lake County Sheriff's and Northshore Fire Protection District responded to the scene of the collision, which blocked both lanes of traffic.


Shortly before 6:30 p.m., the sheriff's office reported that a coroner was en route to the scene.


The CHP's Ukiah Dispatch confirmed to Lake County News that the accident had resulted in a fatality.


From the initial reports, the fatality appears to have been the driver of the car. The big rig driver was reported to be all right. No passengers were mentioned in the reports.


The big rig driver submitted to a voluntary blood draw and was transported to Sutter Lakeside. However, the hospital was reported to be out of blood draw kits so a CHP officer took one to Sutter Lakeside.


Clearing the road proved to be difficult, as the CHP reports noted that officials were struggling to find a tow truck that could move the semi. They also were searching for an available tow company certified to transport the other vehicle for evidence.


The road was reported to be open again at around 9 p.m.


No further information, including the identity of the fatality, was available for release late Monday.


Harold LaBonte contributed to this report.


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