Otis: Single vehicle rollover milepost 8 – red vehicle down 10′ embankment- two more crashes followed. 18’s a complete mess!!
5:49pm- Single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 18 8 miles east of Highway 101. Red car said to be over a 10 foot embankment. Single female occupant trying to get herself out of the car. Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement enroute.
6:05pm- The rescue of the woman still inside the car turned out to be more complicated that first estimated. Looks like it it’ll involve vehicle stablilization and rope rescue.
6:38pm- Two more accidents are now fouling traffic on 18. Two SUVs and travel trailers have blocked 18 just a half mile east of the original crash at milepost 8. Both over an embankment. THEN there is another crash on 18 at about milepost 40. Not a good time to try Hwy18. 18 is completely shut down.
9:03pm- All wrecks cleared – Traffic on 18 re-opened.