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A San Jose man was killed Saturday when he was struck by another vehicle following a collision on Highway 101 near Willits, the California Highway Patrol reported.
According to the CHP, the driver of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, identified only as an 81-year-old man from San Jose, was northbound on the interstate. 101 North Ridgewood Gauge around 4 a.m. on Nov. 11 when “for reasons under investigation, (the vehicle) moved left across the southbound lanes and struck the berm.”
When the Toyota continued northbound and stopped in a southbound lane, a 38-year-old Willits woman was traveling southbound in a 2016 Subaru station wagon in the lane where the Toyota stopped. When the Subaru driver swerved to avoid a collision in the “drizzle and fog” that was causing poor visibility, her car struck the San Jose man, who got out of his car.
The Toyota driver was fatally injured, but the Subaru driver was not injured. “DUI is not believed to have been a factor in this collision,” the CHP reported.
A Mendocino resident was killed in a crash near Albion
A man was killed in a car accident Monday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
According to the CHP, the driver of a 1995 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, identified only as a 61-year-old Little River man, was driving eastbound on Albion Ridge Road at a “high rate of speed” around 7:45 a.m. In November. on November 14, when the vehicle “for unknown reasons” veered off the east shoulder.
The pickup truck then rolled off the road and the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, exited the vehicle.
There were no witnesses to the accident, and when emergency crews arrived, the driver was declared dead. The CHP notes that “the cause of the accident and the driver’s sobriety are still under investigation.”
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