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* Judy Shafer Forestville Woman Arrested For DUI Crash That Killed Kathleen O’Daniel A Rohnert Park Woman

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A Forestville woman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter for a head-on crash east of Sebastopol that killed a Rohnert Park woman and injured her teenage daughter Monday afternoon.California Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Mota said 55-year-old Judy Shafer was arrested in connection with the 5:20 p.m. crash on Llano Road north of Ludwig Road.Shafer was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty north on Llano Road when it crossed the double-yellow line and struck a 1998 Honda Civic head-on, according to the CHP.The Honda’s driver, Kathleen L. O’Daniel, 54, died at the scene. Her 15-year-old daughter suffered broken bones and internal injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Mota said.Shafer also suffered broken bones and was taken to Memorial Hospital.Llano Road was closed between state Highway 12 and Ludwig Avenue for more than five hours after the crash.

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  • I am a very close friend of the O’Daniel family from Rohnert Park, and I’m writing to ask if there are any additional photographs or JPG images of this crash. We, and our church family here in Olympia, WA (where the O’Daniel family lived for years) are devastated by the loss of Kathy, and are seeking to find some closure. Thank you.

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