Woman From England Dead, 12-Year-Old in Hospital, After Tragic Accident in Mendocino County
Press release from the California Hwy Patrol:
On 07/16/2018 at approximately 1500 hours, the California Highway Patrol was notified of a solo vehicle traffic collision on State Route 128 near mile post marker 31.5. In the initial investigation, it was determined the vehicle occupied by the three parties was traveling east on State Route 128 up a steep incline and came upon a party that had spilled bails of dirt in the roadway. The parties pulled to the shoulder and stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and began to help clear the roadway. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle began to travel backwards down the incline and traveled over the shoulder and down a steep embankment. The right front passenger and the rear passenger were both ejected from the vehicle. The right front passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The rear passenger sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the Oakland Children 1s Hospital. Alcohol and drugs were determined to have not been a factor in this collision. The driver was identified as Chris Parsons, the right front passenger was identified as Patricia Sanz Munoz, the rear passenger was identified as Luis Parsons. This collision is still under investigation.