Two women were killed and one injured on Highway 101 in Humboldt County Friday morning when their vehicles slammed into each other just south of Salmon Creek Road, bringing to seven the number of people believed to have been killed in the region in recent days.

The latest accident occurred at about 11:44 a.m. when a southbound 2007 Honda Civic carrying two women crossed into the opposite lane and struck a Ford van driven by Marsha Adams, the CHP said.

The impact killed the two women in the Honda, the CHP said. Adams was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. No additional information was available about the victims.

It was the third fatal incident along Highway 101 in Humboldt County in recent days.

On April 2 a man died when he lost control of his SUV and crashed into trees on the famed Avenue of the Giants just north of Myers Flat.

Then April 6, an SUV carrying a family of four from Southern California pulled over in a rainstorm north of Leggett and the vehicle slid into the swollen Eel River. A woman's body was recovered Friday and the other three are presumed dead.

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