1 Dead after Single-Car DUI Accident on Sierra Springs Drive

PLUMAS COUNTY, CA (July 25, 2022) – Tuesday afternoon, Danna Forbis was killed and Leonard Forbis and Deborah Castillo were hurt in a crash.

The fatal collision happened around 12:01 p.m., on Highway 70 just east of Sierra Springs Drive on July 19th.

Leonard was driving the Subaru and lost control before crossing the solid double-yellow line between the east and westbound lanes. Eventually, the Subaru struck a nearby pine tree on the right shoulder of the highway.

Emergency crews extricated 42-year-old Leonard, of Reno and 34-year-old Deborah, of Quincy from the Subaru. Paramedics then transported them to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced 33-year-old Danna Forbis, of Reno dead at the scene. Investigators say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Leonardo was later arrested and charged with a DUI and manslaughter. Both lanes on Highway 70 were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties, but have since reopened.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Danna Forbis. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435 . Click here to request a police report.

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