Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Three Suffer Major Injuries After Piercy Collision—Driver Booked for DUI

The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

[This is a stock image taken by Matt LaFever, not an image of the incident]

On August 9, 2022, at approximately 1505 hours, a white Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Sherrie Keener was traveling southbound on US-101 north of SR-271. A white/blue Hino Box Truck, driven by Phoebe Paiva, was stopped off the west road edge facing east, preparing to enter southbound US-101 south of the Chevrolet. Sherrie Keener drove the Chevrolet from the southbound lane of US-101 over the solid white edge line onto the shoulder of US-101 striking the left side of the Hino Box Truck. Both vehicles came to rest off the west shoulder of US-101. Pavia sustained no injuries from the crash. Sherrie Keener sustained major injuries and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical care. Both juvenile passengers sustained major injuries and were transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical care. Michael Keener sustained moderate injuries and was treated at the scene. Sherrie Keener placed under arrest and then released to the hospital due to her injuries.

The California Highway Patrol would like to thank Garberville Fire Protection District, Cal Fire, and City Ambulance for their response and assistance. The crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol – Garberville Area.

Sherrie Keener is being charged with 23153(f) CVC – Felony DUI of drugs resulting in injuries to another person.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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