Two-vehicle crash blocks Lakeville Highway

A two-vehicle crash on Lakeville Highway Wednesday morning shut down the highway for almost three hours and required five ambulances and a medical helicopter to transport injured drivers and passengers, according to the CHP and emergency dispatch records.

The 10:33 a.m. wreck was just south of Old Lakeville Road Two. The extensive closure was due to the wreckage and need to treat so many patients at the scene, said CHP Officer Jon Sloat.

Lakeville Highway Crash 11.13.13


CHP officers reopened the highway at 1:10 p.m.

Traffic was backed up about a half-mile in both directions and travelers were directed to Highway 37 to Highway 101 or vice versa, said Sloat.

Of 10 people treated at the scene, driver Carlos Garcia, 47, of Petaluma suffered major injuries. After he was freed from his demolished truck he was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

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