Police in California say that alcohol consumption or drug use have not been ruled out as possible causes of a fatal wrong-way crash involving three vehicles on the morning of Aug. 11 in Sonoma County. The accident claimed the life of a 41-year-old Vacaville man and left a 41-year-old Woodland woman seriously injured. The crash took place on Alexander Valley Road near Healdsburg at approximately 10:00 a.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal accident was caused by the driver of a Honda Accord who was proceeding eastbound in the westbound lane of Alexander Valley Road near Soda Rock Lane when he came upon an oncoming GMC SUV and Kia sedan. Police say that the driver of the SUV swerved to avoid a head-on collision, but his vehicle still struck the side of the Honda as the two vehicles passed one another. The woman behind the wheel of the Kia was given very little time to react, and she was unable to avoid striking the oncoming Honda head-on.