Major crash with possible fatality near Cloverdale, 101 open but slow

The death is still unconfirmed, traffic is moving, but somewhat slow.

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UPDATE 8/2/17 — Here is the update from a press release issued by the CHP today:

Fatality confirmed in yesterday’s 101 crash

UPDATE: Hwy. 101 is open.

Editor’s note: Due to a technical glitch this post was delayed in updating. We apologize for the slowness, and are addressing the tech issue.

ORIGINAL:

MENDOCINO Co., 8/1/17 — A major crash on Hwy. 101, about five miles north of Cloverdale, may have resulted in a death. The crash occurred around 6pm, near the intersection with Geyser Rd., between Cloverdale and Hopland, just north of the Mendocino-Sonoma county line. Traffic was blocked but is moving slowly as of about 8:00pm.

The California Highway Patrol’s online dispatch record reports one person lying in the road way immediately after the accident, and a “Poss 1144,” meaning a possible fatality, though that has not been confirmed.

An image of the scene at the crash near Geyser Rd. on the 101. Sent in by Jonathan Beck.

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