Lorna Ballard of Concord Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 101 in Laytonville

Lorna Ballard of Concord Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 101 in Laytonville

ON August 21, 2017

Suspect turned himself in on Tuesday to CHP officers in fatal hit-and-run crash

According to a recent article from the Press Democrat, there was a car accident that took place on Sunday in Laytonville in which a passenger was killed and another injured.

The accident took place at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the traffic lanes of US-101.

As mentioned in the article, Bonifacio Ramirez Gomez, a 33-year-old from Lawndale, CA, traveled in a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac on Highway 101 before crossing into oncoming traffic.  Reportedly, the driver struck a 1965 Ford Falcon, injuring an unnamed driver as well as passenger Lorna Ballard.

According to officials, the driver of the Ford vehicle was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.  Their name was withheld from the news release.

Additionally, Lorna Ballard was killed instantly in the crash and was pronounced dead by authorities who arrived at the scene later.  Gomez had appeared to have fled the scene of the accident by the time authorities had arrived.

Furthermore, as the article mentions, Gomez turned himself in on Tuesday to the California Highway Patrol office in Ukiah, and subsequently, he was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, said the article.

Currently, this crash remains under investigation as officers work to collect more information in the crash.  Further details will be released at a later time.

We of the May Firm wish to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victims injured by this reckless driver.  We hope they are able to find peace during this difficult time.

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