A 63-year-old Lake County woman died Thursday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision on Highway 29 near Clear Lake Riviera after an oncoming driver, later arrested for driving with drugs in her system, veered into the opposing lane, the CHP said.
Hidden Valley Lake resident Lee Ann White, 63, died at Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport after a planned air transport to a regional trauma center was aborted, CHP and Kelseyville fire personnel said.
Two children in the other vehicle, aged 7 and 10, also were seriously injured in the 12:15 p.m. crash caused, at least in part, by their grandmother's drug use, authorities said.
Their grandma, Janet Lee Mix, 60, of Clearlake, suffered moderate injuries and was released to Sutter Lakeside for treatment after her arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, the CHP said.
The collision occurred on Highway 29 north of Highway 281/Soda Bay Road between Lower Lake and Kelseyville, the CHP said.
Authorities said Mix was driving a 1999 Toyota Sienna southbound when she drifted onto the dirt shoulder of Highway 29, overcorrected and careened across her own lane into the northbound lane, hitting a 1995 Mitsubishi Expo head-on.
The 7-year-old boy was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The 10-year-old girl was taken to Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, the CHP said.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Herzog Hall at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds hosts Petaluma’s first youth comic convention, LumaCON 2015, a brainchild of local high school librarians and the Sonoma County Library.
“The goal,” said Petaluma comics creator Maia Kobabe, “is to get high school students interested in reading, comics and careers in art.”
Sessions for teens and kids include how to draw comics, create a comic character, origami comic book craft and artist-taught Creating with Creators. Author and illustrator panels also will teach attendees about small-house publishing and turning a passion into a career.
Guest artists include Brent Anderson, Michael Atiyeh, Katharine Boyd, Paige Braddock, Ben Costa, Alexis E. Fajardo, Brian Fies, Ellis Kim, Maia Kobabe, Alberto Melendez, Rachel Millar, Stephan Pastis, J.W. Rinzler, Michael Stribling, Clint Yeager and Tom Yeates.
There also will be exhibits from Brian’s Comics, Copperfield’s Books, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Friends of the Petaluma Library, Outer Planes Comics and Games, Rancho Obi-Wan and local youth vendors.
Suggested donation is $5-$15. Info: Find LumaCON 2015 on Facebook or visit lumacon.weebly.com.