One Person Dead in Calistoga Head-On Crash, Philip Popick Detained
CALISTOGA, CA (March 16, 2021) — One person died in a head-on accident on Highway 29 near Larkmead Lane Monday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a southbound Subaru crossed over the center line into the path of a northbound Infiniti. As a result, the impact killed the Infiniti driver and caused major injuries to a passenger.
Police did not publicly identity the victim — a 64-year-old male resident of Santa Rosa.
Paramedics transported the Subaru driver, 30-year-old Philip Popick of Calistoga, to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with major injuries. Popick was arrested at the Queen for suspected felony DUI — drugs, causing major injury, the CHP said.
Police identified the Infiniti passenger as 62-year-old Deborah Abata of Santa Rosa.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.
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