OAKHURST – An Arcata woman driving southbound on Highway 41 this morning apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her car just north of Cedar Valley Road.
The 21-year-old was headed south at about 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug, 9, when she dozed off and ran up the steep embankment, shattering the back window and dumping dirt into the car.
The vehicle then came down the embankment and spun around, coming to rest across traffic in the southbound lane.
Sierra Ambulance reponded to the scene and checked out the driver who was not injured. Cedar Valley Engine 18 and Squad 18 also responded and implemented traffic control and cleared the debris off the roadway.
Highway 41 was closed down or reduced to one lane only for about 45 minutes as the scene was cleared.