Thursday, December 5, 2013
A late-night crash in California Sunday killed Taylor Griffin, 40, of Portland and sent a Freeport woman, Carrie Davenport, 43, to the hospital.
The scene of the crash off Highway 20 in Upper Lake, Calif. A Portland man was killed when the rented 2012 Corvette he was driving crashed on Sunday night.
Photo by Gary McAuley/Lake County News
The crash happened late Sunday but emergency workers did not learn of it until 11 a.m. Monday, said Kory Reynolds, special duty officer with California Highway Patrol.
Griffin was killed instantly in the crash, which happened when he lost control of the rented 2012 Corvette on a curve on Highway 20 in the wine country of northern California. Davenport, who was wearing a seatbelt, was eventually able to get out of the car and called police on her cellphone.
The highway patrol was able to use the cellphone signal to locate the car and direct rescue workers there, according to police.
Davenport was disoriented but conscious and taken by helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Her condition was not immediately availble.
Both Griffin and Davenport were involved in the operation of upscale specialty food importer The Rogers Collection.
According to the company's website, Griffin is president of the company and Davenport is director of operations.
A Portland man was killed and a Freeport woman seriously injured in a car crash in northern California.