Suspected wrong-way DUI motorist charged with murder in deadly Hwy. 101 crash

Prosecutors filed murder and vehicular killing charges Tuesday opposite a Sonoma County lady suspected of being underneath a change of drugs and pushing a wrong approach Friday on Highway 101, allegedly causing a pile-up that killed a Windsor man.

The driver, Sherry Risch, 53, who has a record of DUI convictions, seemed in a Sonoma County courtroom Tuesday that was packaged with dozens of people who knew and desired a pile-up victim, 56-year-old Danny Adams.

He was a maestro businessman who worked in San Francisco and lived with his mother in Windsor for scarcely 3 decades. Many of his supporters wore a print of him pinned to their shirts and blouses. “Justice for Danny” was created in red letters opposite a tip of a photo.

Risch, who has during slightest dual before DUI convictions, is being charged with murder and vehicular killing with mixed enhancements for her before DUI convictions, pronounced Laura Passaglia, a Sonoma County emissary district profession prosecuting a case.

The censure opposite Risch indicates she was pushing on a dangling or revoked permit during a time of a crash.

During a conference before Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite, Risch’s open defender deferred entering a defence so that Risch could bear a psychological evaluation. Thistlethwaite scheduled a conference for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15 to examination a formula of a evaluation.

Risch, who stays in Sonoma County Jail but bail, wore a dim blue jumpsuit with her hands cuffed. She left a courtroom weeping.

Shery Adams, a mother of Danny Adams, was not moved.

“I looked during her and said, ‘Crocodile tears!’” pronounced Adams, great only outward a courtroom.

She described her father of 21 years as a kind and inexhaustible male who always gave of himself.

“He would do anything to assistance anybody,” she said. “He didn’t have a greedy bone in his body. He never told anybody, ‘no.’”

According to CHP accounts, Risch, pushing a 2005 Kia Rio, was headed south on a northbound side of Highway 101 during Healdsburg Avenue only after midnight Friday. At 12:11 a.m., nearby Airport Boulevard, Risch’s car crashed into a left side of an approaching 2001 Honda Odyssey, a CHP said.

Three mins later, during 12:14 a.m., callers reported that a man, after identified as Adams, roving a 2016 BMW, struck a Kia Rio and was ejected from his bike, ensuing in deadly injuries.

Two people in a Honda Odyssey, Phim Kho, 44, and Yu Kwong, 59, both of San Francisco, suffered assuage to vital injuries. Kwong indispensable evident surgery, officials said.

Risch, who also was hospitalized with assuage injuries, faces apart transgression charges in propinquity to a Honda passengers’ injuries.

Adams pronounced her husband’s genocide has been a terrible blow to their family and friends. He was innate in San Francisco and spent most of his adult life in Sonoma County. The integrate met during a grill in Fort Bragg in 1985. The dual were together for 35 years.

Adams was a kinship construction workman who daily commuted to San Francisco and was looking brazen to retirement, his mother said.

“He did a roof during a De Young Museum,” she said. “Danny perceived an endowment for his association for that.”

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