This week in Ukiah, California, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. In the first incident, a man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 55-year-old resident. The defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after being acquitted of murder. In the second incident, a Santa Rosa man died in a head-on crash in Ukiah. The driver crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a truck, resulting in the death of the driver and moderate injuries to the truck driver. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Defendant Drew Anderson Price, 40, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deborah Garner-Flicker. The jury acquitted him of murder but convicted him of the lesser offense. Price withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. The incident occurred in March 2022 at Garner-Flicker's Gobbi Street apartment.
- Man Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of 55-Year-Old Ukiah Resident , Withdraws Secondary Plea
Christopher Casey, a 47-year-old Santa Rosa man, died in a head-on crash on SR 253. Casey's SUV crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a truck near Stipp Lane. Despite the deployment of airbags, Casey, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. The truck driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a Ukiah hospital. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.
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