The CHP reported that Lakeville Highway, closed Wednesday between SR-116 and SR-37 since noon due to fatal accident, re-open at about 1 a.m. this morning.
A big rig struck a tree and burst into flames south of Old Lakeville Road #2. One person, presumably the truck driver, died at the scene. Responding CHP said the truck had burned down to its frame and engine.
The fire ignited two Eucalyptus trees. After the fire was put out, crews cut down the burned trees.
By 2 p.m., traffic on Hwy 116 had backed up into Sonoma.