Three Napa County residents involved in Jameson Canyon crash

2013-02-04T13:57:00Z 2013-02-04T18:54:01Z Three Napa County residents involved in Jameson Canyon crashRegister staff Napa Valley Register
February 04, 2013 1:57 pm  • 

Three Napa County residents were involved in a Monday morning crash on Jameson Canyon Road that apparently started when one driver fell asleep behind the wheel, the California Highway Patrol said.

St. Helena resident Kalin Clark, 25, was driving west on Highway 12 around 6:30 a.m. when she apparently fell asleep and hit a concrete barrier on the right shoulder, just east of Kirkland Ranch Road, authorities said. The 2012 Lexus RX she was driving came to rest in the westbound lane of traffic.

Drivers behind her reportedly began to pass her, the CHP said. One of those westbound drivers, 71-year-old American Canyon resident Jose Maldonado, collided head-on with another vehicle as he tried to pass Clark in his 2001 Ford F150.

The eastbound driver who was hit was 25-year-old Jacob Boydston of St. Helena the CHP said. He was driving a 1999 Ford F350.

The crash and subsequent head-on collision occurred at slow speeds and none of the drivers were injured, the CHP said. Jameson Canyon was closed for about 20 minutes, authorities said. Traffic was slow-moving for roughly an hour.

No one was arrested following the incident, the CHP said Monday afternoon.

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  1. Cadence
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    Cadence - February 05, 2013 7:05 am
    I do not believe it's possible to even begin to navigate that stretch of Jamison Canyon, narrow lanes, concrete barriers, LOTS of traffic at that hour while falling asleep. I think this is a most ludicrous excuse.
  2. valleygrl
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    valleygrl - February 05, 2013 11:05 am
    I am concerned this will be the first of many accidents on JC, that construction zone is the most dangerous I have ever seen.
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