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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Sept. 26, 2023

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Vancouver woman killed in crash on Highway 101 in Northern California

By , Columbian staff reporter

A Vancouver woman was one of two people killed Monday when a Toyota SUV crashed into a group of motorcyclists near the northern coast of California.

The California Highway Patrol responded at about 4:30 p.m. to Highway 101 north of Myers Flat. Investigators say a Toyota 4Runner, which was traveling north, crossed over the center line and crashed into five motorcyclists traveling south. Two people were thrown from their motorcycles, including Anne M. Anderson, 42, of Vancouver.

Anderson suffered fatal injuries, along with the driver of the Toyota, identified as Andreu S. Bartholic, 25, of Eureka, Calif., according to the Highway Patrol. The other motorcyclist who was hit, identified as Caleb Marquez, 38, of Portland, was taken to a hospital in Eureka.

The crash remains under investigation. Highway 101 was closed in both directions for nearly four hours, according to the Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol, Cal-Trans, Cal Fire, Miranda Volunteer Fire, City Ambulance of Eureka and California State Parks responded to the crash.