CA Highway 101 reopened after fatal crash

SANTA CLARA, Calif.

—  California Highway 101 was reopened Friday afternoon after the crash that killed at least five people in northern California.

The accident happened in the intersection of Highway 101 and Interstate 880 near the town of Redding.

“The highway is operating normally,” said Sgt. John Murgatroyd of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

The highway reopened around 4 p.m.

The road reopened to traffic at 10 p.M.

Sheriff’s deputies had to use a backhoe to clear debris from the roadway and a fire truck to clear the area.

Aerial footage showed the crash site littered with debris.

It took the Sheriff’s Department nearly three hours to remove the debris from Highway 101.

Murgatray said investigators are still working to determine exactly how the accident happened.

Police said they are still looking for the vehicle in which the crash occurred.

The Santa Clara Police Department and Santa Clara Fire Department have been dispatched to the crash scene.

Anyone with information on the crash can call the Sheriff and the Sheriff Station at 408-726-8111.

If you have any information about this crash, call the Santa Cruz County Sheriff Dispatch at 831-683-4111.