Child Dies in Traffic Accident Near Frog Woman Rock
On 06/12/2016, at approximately 1333 Hours, CHP Officers were dispatched to a reported traffic collision southbound US-IOI south of Piela Creek (near mpm 5). Upon arrival, CHP Officers located a black colored vehicle that had went off the embankment and came to rest on its wheels, in the Russian River. According to witnesses on scene, the vehicle was traveling southbound on US-IOI when it suddenly lost control and veered off the roadway. After traveling off the roadway, the vehicle went over an embankment and overturned, before coming to rest in the Russian River. Cal Fire personnel and Hopland Fire Department personnel were on scene and initiated life savings procedures for the driver and passenger. A Cal-Star Air Ambulance, based out of Ukiah, also arrived on scene along with the Sonoma County Sheriff s Department Helicopter (Henry-I). Due to the steep terrain the driver and passenger had to [be] lifted by Henry One from the river bottom to the shoulder of US- I O I . The driver [Luz Ramirez-Marquez, age 30 of Stockton] was transported by Cal-Star Air Ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial for major injuries. The passenger [a 7-year-old girl] was pronounced deceased on scene by Cal Fire Personnel from fatal injuries sustained in the collision. Both occupants were wearing the required safety restraints and intoxication does not appear to be a factor at this time. No further information is available at this time and the collision is still under investigation.