A wrecked motorcycle and an SUV were under inspection Monday by the CHP as part of its investigation into a fatal crash Sunday afternoon on Valley Ford Road near Bloomfield.
Michael Kolb, 48, of Novato, who was driving the motorcycle, died at the scene.
He and his wife, Martha, 51, were riding on the rural west county road at about 3:20 p.m. when their 2008 Harley and an SUV collided, the CHP said.
The CHP said Cynthia Callahan, 77, was pulling onto Valley Ford Road from her driveway near Carmody Road in her Nissan Rogue SUV when she turned left into the motorcyclists' path.
Martha Kolb, the motorcycle's passenger, was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Callahan complained of pain but was not taken to a hospital, the CHP said.
CHP Sgt. John Evans said because of the death, the investigation will be extensive before determining whether any charges should be sought.
Alcohol was not considered a factor in the collision.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.