Woman killed in Calistoga-area crash identified

2013-11-10T14:06:00Z 2013-11-13T17:24:29Z Woman killed in Calistoga-area crash identifiedRegister staff Napa Valley Register
November 10, 2013 2:06 pm  • 

Authorities have identified the woman who died in a single-car crash early Saturday morning.

Gabriela Gomez, 30, of St. Helena was riding in the right front seat of a 2006 Dodge Charger that veered off Highway 29 south of Calistoga and struck a tree at the Tubbs Lane crossing, according to Sgt. Doug Wilkinson of the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported by a passer-by at 4:08 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Gomez, whom the CHP said was not wearing her seat belt, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver, 21-year-old Bobby Recinos of Lower Lake, and two other passengers survived the wreck and were extricated from the mangled car.

After treatment for minor injuries at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Recinos was arrested and booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and causing injury by driving under the influence.

Israel Perez, 32, of St. Helena also was taken to the Santa Rosa hospital for major but non-life-threatening injuries, CHP reported. The third survivor, 29-year-old Olga Rojas of Napa, was taken by ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with what the highway patrol called moderate injuries.

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    Napa - November 10, 2013 6:31 pm
    Another beautiful young lady's life cut short by a drunk driver. When will it ever end and folks will learn it doesn't pay to drive intoxicated??
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