LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol has released the name of the Clearlake Oaks man who died in a head-on collision near Lower Lake on Wednesday.
Leo Galli, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 29 south of Spruce Grove Road North, according to the CHP.
Galli had been driving a 2012 Mazda southbound when, for unknown reasons, he crossed double yellow lines and went into the path of 66-year-old Lower Lake resident Beverly Reynolds’ 1999 Chrysler, the CHP said.
Reynolds tried to avoid the crash by braking but was unable to avoid colliding with Galli’s vehicle, the report said.
The CHP said Reynolds suffered a broken left arm and leg and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital via air ambulance.
Reynolds’ passenger, a 13-year-old girl from Lower Lake whose name the CHP did not release because of her age, was transported by ambulance to St. Helena Hospital, Clear Lake for treatment of moderate injuries, including complaint of pain to her neck and back.
All three individuals were wearing their safety belts, the CHP said.
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