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Napa Road Collision Victim Identified

82-year-old Donald Bruce Geddes of Sonoma died at the scene Monday.

Bay City News Service

The Sonoma County coroner's office has identified a man killed in a crash east of Sonoma on Monday morning as 82-year-old Donald Bruce Geddes.

Geddes, a Sonoma resident, was driving north on Burndale Road and stopped his 1990 Toyota Corolla at a stop sign at Napa Road around 11:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Lisa Paulson said.

Geddes then attempted to make a left turn onto westbound Napa Road but was struck by a 2006 Volvo XC90 SUV that was traveling east on Napa Road,
Paulson said.

The driver of the Volvo, Ronald Brown, 39, of San Francisco, swerved to the left but could not avoid a collision, Paulson said.

The Volvo struck the driver's door of the Toyota, killing Geddes, who was alone in his car. Both vehicles came to rest on the north side of the intersection, CHP officials said.

Brown was not hurt, and his four female passengers -- who included
two children ages 2 and 5 -- suffered only minor injuries, according to the
CHP.          

Geddes was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:52 a.m., a coroner's office employee said.

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Julie Pendray February 19, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Thank you so much for adding this Celeste.
MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" February 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Yes very sad to see a War hero killed after a life time of service.
Lorrie Fulton February 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of this. His classes were one of the best examples of why funding for the Arts in schools should never be compromised. He not only taught art and it's appreciation, but he also taught us to think. There were no easy 'A's' in his classes. My prayers and condolences to his family, Lorrie Baetge Fulton
Cynthia Markson February 20, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Was one of the best teachers at SVH, taught us what it meant to be creative and will cherish that and his memory always. Art was his world and he opened the door to that world for many of us. Good- bye Mr. Geddes, Heaven is going to be more artful now that you are there. Cynthia Markson - Class of '77
LISA ROYAL February 21, 2013 at 06:58 AM
MY FAVORITE TEACHER..... A GOOD MAN WHO TRULY LOVED HIS STUDENTS AND HIS JOB. HE HAS INFLUENCED EVERYTHING I HAVE CREATED IN MY LIFETIME. LOVE TO HIS FAMILY. HE WILL BE MISSED. SEE YOU IN ART CLASS IN HEAVEN MR. GEDDES. LISA HULL ROYAL CLASS OF '79

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