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Jordan Hilsenbeck, 50, dead and 2 minorly injured after Porsche driver attempts to illegally pass another Porsche on Pope Valley Road in Napa County, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:22pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015

One dead after speeding Porsches collide in Napa County

The victim and another Oakland resident, John David Ravitch, 53, had been speeding as they drove Porsches along Pope Valley Road, a rural two-lane roadway in northern Napa County. The victim was an Oakland resident whose name hasn’t been released. Ravitch, in a 1989 Porsche, was directly behind the victim as they approached Pope Valley Cross Road. As the victim started to turn left onto Pope Valley Cross Road, Ravitch attempted to pass him on the left, crossing over double yellow lines, the CHP said.

Coroner identifies fatality in Pope Valley crash

A crash between two Porsches on Pope Valley Road Sunday afternoon took the life of a 50-year-old Oakland man, the Napa County Coroner reported Monday. The CHP could not comment Monday on any possible relationship between the two Oakland men who were driving through Pope Valley in their sports cars. Because there was a death, the CHP said it nformed the Napa County District Attorney of the incident. The California Highway Patrol said a Porsche traveling at a high rate of speed crossed over double-yellow lines in an attempt to pass another Porsche that was making a left turn onto Pope Valley Cross Road. The CHP said alcohol or drug impairment was not a factor in the crash.

Napa: Oakland man killed when friend's car crashes into his during vintage car rally

An Oakland man was killed Sunday afternoon when two Porsches collided in Pope Valley in north Napa County, according to the California Highway Patrol. John Ravitch and Hilsenbeck are friends, according to John Ravitch's Facebook page. Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch confirmed this morning that John, her brother, was involved in the collision. "Our hearts and our prayers are with the Hilsenbeck family," Jill Ravitch said. Steve Blower said the two men were participating with 35 to 40 other vehicles in the 2015 Bohemian Run car tour from Petaluma to Calistoga at the time of the collision.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
John David Ravitch
Adisa Willmer
Jordan Hilsenbeck

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