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Berkeley woman dies in head-on car crash

Bay City News
Wednesday October 25, 2000

CHP officials reported today that a Berkeley woman was killed Monday afternoon when her car collided head-on with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 in southern Mendocino County. 

The California Highway Patrol said the 3:48 p.m. accident claimed the life of Leisa Jean Rossman, 53, when her southbound 1983 Toyota Corolla crossed the double yellow line and collided head-on with a northbound vehicle about  

six miles from the Sonoma County line. 

Saranya Thianngern, 49, of San Francisco, a passenger in the northbound 2000 Honda CRV, is in critical condition at Stanford University Medical Center.  

She was transported there from Ukiah Valley Medical Center with several broken bones in her ribs, left wrist and left ankle, a lacerated liver and back injuries, the CHP said. 

Two other passengers in the Honda were treated for minor injuries at Santa Rosa’s Memorial Hospital.