27-Year-Old Man Dies in Thanksgiving Day Crash
This is a release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 11-24-16, at approximately 11:30 PM, a 2011 Toyota Tacoma was driving southbound on Henderson Lane, north of Foothill Boulevard, in the Covelo area of Mendocino County. According to her own statement and admission, Davna Reynolds was driving the Toyota, with a passenger [a 27-year-old male] in the right front seat.
For reasons still under investigation, Reynolds made a turning movement in the Toyota toward the west side of Henderson Lane and collided with a six foot tall wire fence supported by wooden posts. A portion of the fence became dislodged from the property it was attached to and was dragged by Reynolds in the Toyota. Reynolds came to a stop in the Toyota at a gravel driveway that was approximately 600 feet from the location of the initial collision with the fence.
At some time during the collision, the passenger, who was seated in the right front seat, sustained a fatal injury. Emergency personnel arrived on scene shortly after the Toyota came to a stop and pronounced the passenger as deceased on scene.
Davna Reynolds was subsequently arrested as a result of this collision and the circumstances which lead to the death of her passenger are still under investigation. Alcohol does appear to be a factor in this collision and further details will be released by the California Highway Patrol when the investigation is complete. The identification of the passenger is currently being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
Remember to always designate a sober driver, especially now that the holiday season is upon us. Buzzed driving is still drunk driving.