Knights Ferry, CA — The CHP reports that sadly one person has died in a head-on crash near Lovers Leap that sparked a vegetation fire.
The accident is by Willms Road near Lover’s Leap just west of Knights Ferry. There were reports of one person being pinned inside one of the vehicles and emergency crews were administering CPR to another victim.
One of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived. Cal Fire reports the forward spread has been stopped at under an acre.
The highway was closed in both directions for more than a half hour backing up traffic. The CHP has opened the roadway to one-way traffic control with the eastbound lane still blocked by the debris. We will bring you more details as soon as they are available.
Click here for a map of the crash site.
Update 4:45 pm: The CHP reports all lanes are open and traffic is moving once again.