The Mendocino County coroner's office has identified the third person killed in a triple-fatal crash on U.S. Highway 101 on Friday as 29-year-old Jose Guadalupe Solorio-Leon, of Ukiah.
The crash also killed 35-year-old Mireya Ayala, of Ukiah, and her daughter, 1-year-old Caren Ayala. Solorio-Leon was Caren Ayala's father.
The family was driving south on Highway 101 in a 1995 Honda when the crash happened around 11:45 a.m. south of Comminsky Station Road in Mendocino County, California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Krul said.
Mireya Ayala, who was behind the wheel, lost control of the car and it drove across an asphalt center divider and into the path of a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, Krul said.
The driver of the Tahoe, Tennille Reyes, was unable to avoid a collision, and the front of the Tahoe struck the driver's side of the Honda, Krul said.
Reyes and her two children, ages 8 and 4, suffered moderate injuries and were treated at hospitals and released.
Ayala, Solorio-Leon and the children in the Honda were driving to Santa Rosa to look for an apartment, according to Carmine Romano, owner of the Windsor-Healdsburg Mortuary.
Ayala's 4-year-old daughter was also in the car but survived, according to the CHP.
Solorio-Leon is from Michoacan, Mexico, and Ayala is from Mazatlan, Mexico, Romano said.
Their families want to transport their remains back to Mexico, Romano said. Donations to help pay those expenses may be sent to the Windsor-Healdsburg Mortuary, 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, 95492.
A rosary and viewing are scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the
mortuary, Romano said.
By Bay City News Service