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35-Year-Old Woman Killed in Deadly DUI Collision near Highway 29

CALISTOGA, CA (November 19, 2021) – Sunday night, Ryan Matthew Dingess, 29, was arrested after a motorcycle crash on Old Lawley Toll Road.

The crash happened around 8:40 p.m., on Old Lawley Toll Road. Emergency crews arrived to the scene near Highway 29 shortly after.

Per reports, Dingess lost control and crashed his 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He then drove away from the accident, leaving behind his 35-year-old female passenger, who was injured.

Ryan Matthew Dingess was arrested and placed into the Napa County prison on suspicion of two felonies: inflicting bodily harm while driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an injury accident.

Per prison booking records, he was freed on Monday morning. No further details have been provided.

Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. If you find yourself unable to operate your vehicle, you can always contact a Lyft or Uber instead.


If your safety on the road was put under a great threat in a motorcycle accident, reach out to Sweet James. With over 20 years of experience, they will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Their seasoned professional legal team has dealt with cases including personal injury, and wrongful death. Call their offices today at (800) 975-3435 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. You can also contact them 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message. Click here to request a police report.

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LA Weekly