Fatal Car Accident on Highway 101 in Hopland
HOPLAND, CA (May 28, 2019) – A woman was killed in a car accident late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 101.
The crash was reported around 5:00 p.m. Dispatchers arrived near the Frog Woman Rock soon after.
A passing motorist pulled off the highway and saw a car at the bottom of an embankment leading to the Russian River.
Rescue workers found the female driver with fatal injuries inside the vehicle. Her identity has not been given at this time.
Authorities had to lower down extrication equipment and the jaws to cut the victim out of the car. CHP eventually arrived with their rescue helicopter and short-hauled the victim from the riverbank up to the highway.
The woman had been traveling southbound in a silver Mercury station wagon on Highway 101 and went over the embankment directly across from Frog Woman Rock, for unknown reasons. Her vehicle landed upside down about 250 feet down the embankment.
No additional information was provided at this time. The incident currently remains under investigation.
In light of this unfortunate news, our law firm would like to share our thoughts of support and condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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