Friday, 24 May 2024

CHP identifies crash victim

LOWER LAKE – Authorities have identified a woman who died in a Sunday night collision on Highway 29.


California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Dye reported Monday afternoon that Sally A. Waddell, 51, of Clearlake Oaks was the fatality in the collision, which took place at around 8:43 p.m. Sunday north of Diener Drive.


As Lake County News previously reported, Waddell was traveling northbound on Highway 29 in a Hyundai Accent when her vehicle crossed the double-yellow lines and collided head-on with 43-year-old Sonoma resident Tina Hendry in her 1998 Chevy 2500 pickup.


A third vehicle went into a ditch to avoid the accident, which was spotted by CHP Officer Mark Barnes, who was on his way to the Lake County Jail to deliver an arrestee, according to Dye.


Waddell died at the scene; Dye said Hendry and three passengers in her truck received minor injuries.


The cause of the accident remains under investigation, Dye said.


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