In the early morning of May 10, 2021 a large tree fell across the US-101 near Redcrest. The tree blocked traffic in both directions and caused several traffic accidents in a short span of time.
A white 2011 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a trailer was traveling southbound on the US-101 in the rightmost lane when it collided into the fallen tree, causing it to cross into northbound traffic, and careen off the other side of the road where it eventually stopped after going down an embankment. The semi-truck’s driver was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Fresno’s Marc Alexander Reichle was driving a red 2020 Jeep Cherokee northbound on the US-101 when he likewise collided into the tree, eventually coming to a stop in the northbound traffic lanes. Fortunately, he was ininjured.
Shortly thereafter, Ruben Anthony Sepulveda of Redway, who was driving a white 2017 Toyota Tundra on the southbound US-101, also collided into the fallen tree, eventually coming to a stop in the southbound lanes of traffic. Just after coming to a stop, a 2018 Ford F-150 driven by Mark Allen Taylor of Fortuna collided into the tree and then the Toyota Tundra before rolling onto its side.
Ruben Anthony Sepulveda was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka with severe injuries. Mark Allen Taylor reportedly suffered minor injuries, but the investigation is still underway.
The US-101 was temporarily closed to traffic. The CHP Garberville Area is investigating this traffic collision. Why the tree fell across the US-101 remains under investigation.
Losing a loved one in an auto accident is invariably a traumatic experience for those left behind. We at Younglove Law Group extend our deepest condolences to the family of the truck driver who unfortunately died in this incident, as well as to all of the other injured parties involved in this incident and their families.
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