A San Francisco man has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of his younger sister in a 3 a.m. vehicle crash near the Mendocino Coast, the CHP said.
Ryan J. Wallis, 32, had three passengers in his full-size GMC pickup when he spun across the oncoming lanes of Highway 128 and then off the road about 8 miles inland from the coast, authorities said.
He was traveling at about 60 mph, the CHP said.
The passenger side of the truck spun into a large tree, killing Wallis' sister, Taylor Ann Wilson, 20, of Tucson, the CHP said.
Two other passengers, Logan P. Duffy-Stanley, 31, and Jamie L. Mcavoy, 30, both of Tahoe City, had minor injuries and were released after treatment at the Coast Hospital in Fort Bragg, the CHP said.
Wallis was treated for lacerations to his face before he was arrested for suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a felony, and felony drunken driving, authorities said.
Wallis was still awaiting booking at the Mendocino County Jail at midday Friday. His bail was $200,000, jail personnel said.