On Thursday, July 2, 2015, at approximately 8:15 AM, Justin Brink, 24 of Clearlake, CA was driving his vehicle a 2013 Mazda 3 in the southbound lane of SR 29 south of SR 175 just outside of Kelseyville.
According to the Clear Lake California Highway Patrol, for unknown reasons, Brink allowed his vehicle to cross the double yellow lines into the northbound lanes and into the path of Robert
Ochoa, 27, of Meridian, CA, driving a 2008 International refrigerated box truck.
As Brink’s vehicle crossed the double yellow lines, it collided with the left front of Ochoa’s vehicle.
Subsequently, Ochoa lost control of the vehicle and collided with a 2006 Toyota Solara traveling southbound driven by Monte Yttreness, 68, of Ukiah, CA.
Ochoa sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
Brink sustained major injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Yttreness and his passenger, Jeanne Yttreness, 64, of Ukiah, CA suffered minor injuries, and both were transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital.
The Clear Lake Area CHP Office is currently investigating this incident and asks anyone with information regarding this collision to call the Clear Lake Area CHP Office at (707) 279-0103.
Ochoa was a former resident of Colusa and attended Colusa High School.
The news of Ochoa’s death saddened the small community where he grew up. It was said that Ochoa was active in his community and coached youth football.
A Go Fund Me account has been established to help with funeral expenses for Ochoa. The fund can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/yme38k