All lanes of U.S. 101 have reopened after a solo crash injured two people (a driver and a passenger), and knocked down a 70-foot tree in Menlo Park this morning, California Highway Patrol officers said.
Both occupants of the vehicle were taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, according to Art Montiel, public information officer for California Highway Patrol.
The collision was reported at around 3:19 a.m. on southbound U.S. 101 at the Willow Road off-ramp.
A silver minivan swerved into the grass to the right side of the off-ramp, CHP officers said.
The driver was identified as David Nichols, born in 1985. No name was given for the passenger in the vehicle.
CHP officers issued a Sig-alert at 3:48 a.m. when they closed the southbound transition from U.S. 101 to Willow Road while firefighters cleared the tree.
All lanes were reopened just before 4:30 a.m, CHP officers said.
By Almanac staff and Bay City News Service. An earlier Bay City News Service story reported three people had been injured.