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1 Dead and 6 Injured after Deadly Crash on Porter Creek Road

SANTA ROSA, CA (November 8, 2021) – 30-year-old Kate Tillman died Saturday after a head-on crash on Porter Creek Road near Franz Valley Road.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on October 30, on Porter Creek Road, near the Franz Valley Road intersection.

According to reports, Tillman driving a Ford Fusion westbound, for unexplained reasons, allowed the car to drift into the opposite lane, colliding head-on with an eastbound Toyota Highlander.

As a result, officers responding pronounced Tillman dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, medics took the Toyota driver, Rosa Cachu of Calistoga, and her 5 passengers, aged 8 to 12, to a hospital with mild to serious injuries.

At this time, it is unknown whether speed, drugs, or alcohol played a role in the crash. However, an active investigation is underway.


Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kate Tillman. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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