The Daily Journal

The Mendocino County Coroner's Office has released the name of a 30-year-old Ukiah woman who died in a Highway 128 collision Tuesday.

Valeri Hammang-Campbell died from injuries she sustained in the crash, which occurred about 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol stated.

At the time of the collision, Hammang-Campbell was driving a 1989 Honda Civic westbound on Highway 128 at an unknown speed. A 1998 Mercedes was eastbound near mile marker 6.08 at about 45 miles per hour when the Honda swerved, the CHP stated.

Hammang-Campbell's vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane. The driver of the Mercedes applied the brakes but was unable to avoid the Honda, the CHP stated.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find the driver of the Honda had major injuries; she was flown by Cal-Star helicopter to Ukiah Valley Medical Center, but died from her injuries upon arrival, the CHP stated.

The driver of the Mercedes, Kathleen Wishner, and passenger William Wishner, of Pasadena, sustained minor injuries, the CHP stated.

All three people were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision, the CHP stated. The Anderson Valley Fire Department, the Albion Little River Fire Department, Fort Bragg Ambulance and the Anderson Valley Fire Department responded to the scene, the CHP stated.