Caitlin Leedy Obituary, Death – According to the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, two people from Stockton were killed in a crash early on Saturday morning on state Highway 29 near St. Helena.
The CHP reported that the accident occurred at 1:56 a.m. on Saturday when a red BMW 325i sedan heading southbound on SR-29 south of Whitehall Lane lost control due to the driver’s excessive speed.
The BMW went across the northbound lane of traffic and slammed into a sign on the east side of the road. The BMW flipped over after hitting the sign, according to CHP Officer Jaret Paulson. Paulson said both the driver and the passenger on the right side of the front seat were killed.
On Monday, the Napa County Coroner’s Office released the driver’s name: Anthony Sanchez, 28, from Stockton. Caitlin Leedy, 27, also of Stockton, was the passenger. According to Patch, both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the CHP, the two rear-seat passengers had moderate injuries and were sent to Providence Queen of the Valley Hospital for treatment.
According to Paulson, “officers are investigating the potential that the driver was under the influence of alcohol” in this accident.
According to the Napa Valley Register, both Sanchez and Leedy attended the Greystone campus of the Culinary Institute of America.
Just before the collision, a St. Helena police officer recorded the 2012 BMW traveling at 127 mph. The police officer reportedly activated their emergency lights, but the BMW took off before the pursuit could commence.