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Crashes in Napa County kill two, injure two

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Two people died and two others suffered major injuries in a pair of separate crashes in east Napa County — one involving two motorcycles and the other a suspected DUI driver in a speeding Porsche, the CHP said.

Finnuala Hanifan, 21, of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after her passenger was killed in the crash at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in front of the Silverado Country Club, east of the Silverado Trail, CHP Officer Marc Renspurger said in a statement.

Hanifan lost control of the 2018 Porsche she’d borrowed while speeding south on Atlas Peak Road, south of Hardman Avenue, Renspurger said. The Porsche ran off the road, hit an irrigation culvert, two wooden poles and a traffic signal before flipping and stopping on the roadway shoulder.

Hanifan suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vacaville. Her passenger, an 18‑year‑old San Francisco woman, died on impact.

A day earlier, two motorcycle riders collided head-on near Spanish Flats, killing one of them, Renspurger said.

Nirahn Luangrath, 38, was riding north on Berryessa Knoxville Road about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, when he moved into the southbound lane, Renspurger said. His 2019 Kawasaki bike hit Gene Ogden’s 2019 Harley Davidson head-on.

Ogden, 71, of Fairfield, died at Vacaville’s Kaiser Permanente, CHP said. Luangrath suffered major injuries and was hospitalized.

The CHP is investigating both crashes.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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