Collision Kills Two on 101 Near Myers Flat


Two people were killed Monday in a late afternoon crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Myers Flat when the driver of a vehicle apparent crossed over the median and collided with two motorcyclist riding in the opposite direction.

Both of the motorcyclists, who were traveling southbound with a group of three others, were ejected from their bikes, with one — a woman on a red Triumph Tiger — suffering fatal injuries. The driver of the Toyota 4-Runner was also killed. Neither of their name were immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

The other motorcyclist who was hit — a man from Portland, Oregon — was taken to St. Joseph for moderate injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 4:30 p.m. crash, which remains under investigation, closed down the highway for approximately four hours. It was not immediately known whether drug or alcohol were a factor, a CHP release states.

Read the full CHP release below:
On June 13, 2022, at approximately 4:29 PM, a silver Toyota 4-Runner with one occupant was traveling northbound on US-101, north of Myers Flat. A group of five motorcycles was traveling southbound on US-101, north of the Myers Flat.

For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota 4-Runner crossed over the center median and into the southbound lanes, directly into the path of the motorcycles. The 4-Runner collided with two of the motorcycles, a red Triumph Tiger and a blue BWM 1200. The collision caused both operators of the involved motorcycles to be ejected.

As a result of this collision, the driver of the Toyota 4-Runner and the operator of the Triumph Tiger motorcycle sustained fatal injuries, The operator of the BMW 1200 motorcycle sustained moderate injuries and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka for medical care.

US-101 was closed in both directions for just under four hours for the scene investigation and vehicle recovery. It remains under investigation whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash. The identities of the two deceased are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The California Highway Patrol, Cal-Trans, Cal Fire, Miranda Volunteer Fire, City Ambulance of Eureka, and California State Parks all responded to the scene. This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol - Garberville Area.

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