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Ukiah Man Dies After Driving Headlong Into Another Killing the Driver and Leaving Toddler With Major Injuries

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27-year-old Ukiah man Devin Hendry died on the night of Tuesday, June 20, 2023 south of Sacramento after driving head-on into another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, a 37-year-old mother from Wilton, California, died as a result of the collision, and her two-year-old daughter is now hospitalized with major injuries. Preliminary investigations indicate that Hendry was possibly impaired due to alcohol intoxication before the crash. 

A press release issued by the South Sacramento station of the California Highway Patrol indicates the collision occurred at 9:28 p.m. on Dillard Road east of State Route 99. Preliminary investigations indicate Hendry was driving westbound on Dillard Road when he was observed by witnesses “driving erratically by following too close and making unsafe passing maneuvers.”

While Hendry was driving west, the 37-year-old mother was driving eastbound with her 2-year-old daughter. As the pair approached each other going opposite directions, Hendry made an “unsafe turning movement to the left” and the mother “turned to the left to avoid a crash just as [Hendry] corrected back to the right.” This led to a head-on crash that caused “major injury to both drivers, culminating in their deaths.”

Investigators found that the mother was wearing her seatbelt appropriately and her child was properly restrained in her car seat. Hendry was “likely not wearing his seatbelt.” 


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14 COMMENTS

  1. Why does that matter, if he is related to Derek or not. Someone lost a life. Regardless of someone’s past, they do NOT deserve to lose a child. Let’s focus on remembering Devin’s life and leave his dad OUT of it.

  2. Is sad and unfortunate for all parties please be respectful and remember the family is grieving and do not need disrespect

  3. Please people let these families grieve without all this judgment. If you don’t have any nice things to say then don’t say anything. It is a very unfortunate and devastating loss of life. I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Hendry family.

  4. Two people have passed, families have been devastated. Their lives will never be the same! Bashing the at fault is not productive. Posting support for the families of injured and lives lost should be what’s happening… Don’t be a keyboard warrior troll!

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