The California Highway Patrol identified an Oregon man as the victim of a fatal crash today on U.S. Highway 101 near the Oregon border. According to the report, Harbor, Oregon, resident George Bradshaw was driving a burgundy GMC pickup northbound at 55 mph when he suddenly crossed over the yellow lines into the southbound lanes, directly into the path of a Fairbanks, Alaska, couple who were in a motorhome. Bradshaw died at the scene. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the collision. The motorhome's driver, Lue Hahn, suffered moderate injuries. His passenger was uninjured.
UPDATE 1:37 p.m.: One-way traffic control is currently being implemented, according to Caltrans. California Highway Patrol Officer Brandy Gonzalez said the incident was a head-on collision between two vehicles with one fatality confirmed. CHP officers are still investigating the scene and there is currently no determined cause and no time estimate for when the highway will be fully opened, Gonzalez said.
First report: The roadway on U.S. Highway 101 just south of the Oregon border in Del Norte County has been shut down due to a fatal accident, according to Caltrans Chief Public Information Officer Betsy Totten. Totten said that California Highway Patrol and Caltrans are at the scene of the incident.