Napa Residents Killed In DUI Crash

Napa Residents Killed In DUI Crash
Napa Residents Killed In DUI Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa personal injury lawyer. On Saturday, November 25, 2017, a major hit-and-run accident in San Pablo killed four people and injured six more. Among the people killed in the accident were a father and son from Napa, Joe and Daryl Horn.

Accident Info

Officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident took place at around 8:11 p.m. on State Highway Interstate 80 close to the San Pablo Dam Road exit. Officials reported that Daryl Horn and his family had been headed east when a Mercedes-Benz collided with the Nissan that Horn was driving. The collision caused the Nissan to overturn and careen into the opposite side of the freeway.

After entering the westbound lanes, the Nissan was struck by multiple oncoming vehicles. Authorities reported that the collision involved a total of five separate vehicles.

A witness reported that the Mercedes-Benz drove away from the location of the accident.

Injuries and Fatalities

The Contra-Costa Coroner’s Office reported that four individuals died in the accident including Daryl Horn, Joe Horn, and another father-son pair from Washington State, Troy and Baden Biddle. In addition to these fatalities, six others received traumatic injuries. However, the nature and severity of their injuries have not yet been made clear.

We at would like to express our sincere sympathy to the people affected by this terrible accident.

DUI Arrest

A 47-year-old man from Sacramento was arrested by CHP later on in the night when he was involved in a second collision. The Mercedes  driver was determined to have been drunk at the time of the crash as well as driving with an invalid license. Reports indicate that the man’s license had been suspended because of a prior DUI.

The driver of the Mercedes was booked into the Contra Costa County jail on felony counts of driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and driving with a legally suspended license.

Lives Remembered

Joe and Daryl Horn were active members of their community and avid baseball fans. Napa community members say they knew Daryl as a beloved baseball coach who had a “special connection” with his students.

Members of the Horn family released a statement on Monday night saying that both Horn and Biddle were dedicated to youth sports and mentoring kids. The statement also noted that the two have had a “tremendous impact on the lives of young boys and girls” and that this impact would benefit their communities for generations to come.

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