UPDATE 4:14 AM- The southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 have reopened this morning in San Francisco, after a Sig-alert was issued in response to a fatal collision that happened Monday night.
Dispatchers first received a report of an unknown object, possibly a body, blocking the highway’s southbound lanes, just south of Third Street, at 10:48 p.m., according to the CHP.
Shortly after, officers learned two vehicles were involved in a collision, and at least one of the vehicles’ occupants had sustained major injuries, CHP officials said.
Around 11 p.m., the California Highway Patrol had issued the Sig-alert, closing the highway’s southbound lanes just south of Third Street, as emergency crews responded to the scene of the collision.
Because of the closure, drivers traveling south on Highway 101 were redirected onto alternative routes.
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — All lanes are closed on southbound 101 at Third Street in San Francisco Monday night after a major injury collision.
The incident was reported at about 11 p.m. Emergency crews are on-scene.
Drivers should expect delays in the area. CHP said the lanes will be closed for an extended period of time and to use 380 or 280 as alternate routes.
Stay with KRON for updates on this breaking news story.
A Sig-Alert has been issued.
ISSUE SIGALERT * SB101 at 3rd St, San Francisco, all lanes closed due to major injury collision and emergency crews, expect delays.
— CHP Golden Gate (@CHP_GoldenGate) October 20, 2015