1 dead, 3 injured in Lakeville chain reaction crash
A woman riding in a Chevrolet Volt was killed Wednesday afternoon in a chain reaction crash in Lakeville that began when a pickup truck rear-ended another pickup and sent it into oncoming traffic, the California Highway Patrol said.
Reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. along Adobe Road just west of Stage Gulch Road, the crash occurred after a Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Arnold Riebli, 78, of Sonoma, rear-ended a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Israel Montanez Rodrigues, 51, of Napa, according to CHP.
Both pickups were headed east along Adobe, the CHP said, adding that the force of the first collision sent the Silverado into the westbound lane where it collided head-on with the Volt.
The drivers of the Volt and the Silverado suffered major injuries and were airlifted to an area hospital, officials said. The driver of the Colorado was hospitalized with minor injuries.
A woman who was a passenger in the Volt died in the crash.
Her name was not released pending notification of her next of kin, the CHP said.
The roadway was shut down for more than three hours Wednesday evening, while the crash was investigated.
The CHP reopened Adobe Road shortly after 8 p.m.