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Authorities: Driver in north Napa crash dies in hospital

Authorities: Driver in north Napa crash dies in hospital

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Vehicle crashes into Napa senior home

Napa police and fire units responded Sunday to the crash of a SUV into the side of the Vintage at Napa apartment building on Redwood Road. The driver of the Honda Pilot died a short time later at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. No injuries were reported to his three passengers or to residents at the retirement home.

A Sonoma County man whose SUV crashed into a retirement home on Redwood Road in north Napa has died, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Harris, 52, of Windsor was at the wheel of a Honda Pilot that ran off the road Sunday afternoon, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Henry Wofford.

The vehicle ran onto the patio at the Vintage at Napa apartments and struck a pillar on the facade. He was taken by ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m., about 45 minutes after the crash was reported to authorities.

An autopsy for Harris was pending on Monday afternoon. Earlier, Battalion Chief Jim Cortese of the Napa Fire Department said Harris’ three passengers reported a medical emergency may have struck the driver immediately before the wreck. None of the passengers was injured, according to Napa Fire.

The crash buckled a portion of the apartment building’s stucco façade and ripped a patio door from its frame, but no residents were hurt, according to Cortese.

Editor's Note: This item has been modified to clarify the source of several pieces of information.

You can reach Howard Yune at 707-256-2214 or hyune@napanews.com

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Howard Yune covers public safety for the Napa Valley Register. He has been a reporter and photographer for the Register since 2011, and previously wrote for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Anaheim Bulletin and Coos Bay (Oregon) World.

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