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Healdsburg Woman, 50, ID'd as Victim in Fatal Crash Wednesday Near Geyserville

Tammy Jo Murphy was pronounced dead at the solo-vehicle accident scene, officials say.

By Bay City News Service

The Sonoma County coroner's office has identified the woman who was killed in a solo vehicle crash near Geyserville Wednesday as 50-year-old Tammy Jo Murphy of Healdsburg.

Murphy was driving a 2-door Toyota Yaris hatchback on Pine Flat Road in unincorporated Sonoma County around 9:50 a.m. when she drove off the road, Lt. James Tovani of the Geyserville Fire Protection District said.

A witness told investigators Murphy had been speeding through the intersection of Pine Flat Road and state Highway 128, Tovani said.

When the car drove off the road and through a ditch it overturned at least twice and landed in a vineyard at the Ferrari-Carano Winery and Vineyard, Tovani said.

Murphy was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, Tovani said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:01 a.m.

The Geyserville and Healdsburg fire departments and California Patrol responded to the crash, the dispatcher said.

The Wednesday accident comes within a day of a Napa woman, 26, who died in a head-on crash Tuesday morning on the Silverado Trail.

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zoe moire March 20, 2014 at 03:41 PM
Sad. Seatbelt . . .
Sandra Cloud March 21, 2014 at 09:27 PM
So very sad that this poor lady lost her life due to bad driving and choices. Also sad that she aged 30 years since yesterday's PD "news" item: "Unidentified Woman Killed in Solo-Car Crash Wednesday Morning near Geyserville Healdsburg Fire responded. Motorist, in her 20s or 30s, declared dead at scene." Sigh

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