Willits CA head-on crash: Highway 101 wreck kills Fort Bragg woman, injured 4

Legal news for California automobile accident attorneys. A head-on wreck killed a Fort Bragg woman and injured four others.

California automobile accident attorneys- The CHP is investigating a head-on collision on Highway 101 involving a Toyota Corolla, which left one person dead.

Mendocino County, CA—A head-on collision Thursday morning, April 15, 2010, left a Fort Bragg woman dead when her car was hit by an oncoming car on Highway 101, just south of Willits. The wreck shut down the highway in both directions for over two hours after the 6:48 a.m. wreck took place near Hollands Lane, as reported by the Press Democrat.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported Maria Serrano Romero was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2006 Toyota Corolla, which was driven by her brother, when a Willits woman slammed into their car head-on. The impact of the violent wreck killed Romero, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Romero’s brother, Alvalo Tecayehuatl, 41, sustained major injuries, including a leg fracture. Tecayehuatl was rushed to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center where he was later airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Romero’s 12-year-old son, Luis Garcia, sustained major leg injuries as well, while his 7-year-old sister, Maria Garcia Serrano, sustained abrasions around her abdomen from the seatbelt.

The Willits woman, identified as Rossalie Anchordoguy, 58, also sustained major injuries. Police officials have yet to determine what caused Anchordoguy to cross over the center line and into the oncoming traffic. She reportedly works as a mid wife and may have been working overnight, according to officials. A full investigation is underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California automobile accident lawyers.