Anthony Sanchez Obituary, Death – According to the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office, a collision that occurred early on Saturday morning on state Highway 29 near St. Helena resulted in the deaths of two people who lived in Stockton. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 1:56 a.m. on Saturday when the driver of a red BMW 325i sedan was heading southbound on SR-29 south of Whitehall Lane at an unsafe speed and lost control of the vehicle.
The BMW drove into a sign that was located on the east shoulder of the roadway after it had crossed over into the northbound traffic lane. According to CHP Officer Jaret Paulson, the BMW rolled over after it was involved in a collision with the sign.According to Paulson, both the driver and the passenger in the right front seat received fatal injuries.
Anthony Sanchez, age 28 and a resident of Stockton, was named as the driver of the vehicle by the Napa County Coroner’s Office on Monday. Caitlin Leedy, 27, also from Stockton, was identified as the passenger who was killed. Both of them were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office, according to Patch.According to the California Highway Patrol, the two passengers who were sitting in the back seat sustained moderate injuries and were sent to the Providence Queen of the Valley Hospital.
“This traffic crash is still actively being investigated, and officers are investigating the potential that the driver was under the influence of alcohol,” Paulson stated. According to a report in the Napa Valley Register, both Sanchez and Leedy were enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus at the same time. Shortly before the collision, a St. Helena police officer observed a 2012 BMW traveling at a speed of 127 miles per hour. According to the report in the newspaper, the officer activated the flashing lights on their patrol vehicle, but the BMW managed to get away before the pursuit could start.