Solo-Vehicle Crash near Sage Canyon Road Left Passenger Dead; Driver Arrested

NAPA COUNTY, CA (September 1, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, a deadly solo-vehicle crash on Highway 128 led to the arrest of Stephen Patterson.

CHP officers responded to the incident around 5:50 a.m. in the area of state Highway 128 and Lower Chiles Valley Road.

Upon arrival, authorities determined that a GMC Yukon SUV going eastbound failed to negotiate a left curve. As a result, the GMC went off the road and rolled over multiple times while going down an embankment.

The passenger inside the SUV sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The Napa County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the deceased victim.

Meanwhile, the driver –identified as 54-year-old Stephen Patterson– was transported to a hospital for major injuries.

Police booked Patterson to Napa County Jail for suspicion of felony DUI.

Those with additional information about the crash are encouraged to contact the CHP Napa office at 707-699-6300.

The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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