Janice Kespohl Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 20 near Potter Valley Road in Mendocino County

Woman Killed in Mendocino Car Accident on SR 20 near Potter Valley Road Identified as Janice Kespohl


Mendocino County, California (December 27, 2019) – An elderly woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday evening, December 26, in Mendocino County, has been identified as Janice Kespohl, 80, of Lake County.

The deadly accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. on SR-20 just west of Potter Valley Road.

According to the CHP, Kespohl was driving a 2017 Hyundai westbound in the slow lane of SR- 20 when she made a U-turn directly in front of another car driven by 24-year-old Cielo Alavezos.

The two vehicles collided and came to rest in the westbound lanes.

Kespohl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alavezos sustained unspecified injuries.

No additional information about the accident was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.