Renea Pillow Killed in Fatal Lake County Crash Tuesday Morning


Renea Pillow Killed in Clearlake Car Collision on Highway 53 

Renea Pillow Killed in Clearlake Car Collision on Highway 53

Lake County, California – Renea Pillow, 41, of Clearlake has been identified by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office as the person who died in a fatal Lake County crash on Tuesday morning.

According to the CHP, the wreck took place at about 9:15 p.m. September 1, on Highway 53.

CHP said a 2005 Mercedes ML350 traveling northbound on Highway 53 crossed the double yellow lines to pass a larger vehicle and collided with an oncoming 2016 Toyota Camry driven by Jesus R. Valdes, 53, of Novato.

Elisha Valdes, 49, of Clearlake Oaks was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima behind the Toyota and crashed into its driver’s side.

CHP said Pillow, who was the operator of the Mercedes, was not wearing a seatbelt and died in the wreck. 

Elisha was taken to Adventist Health Clear Lake for minor injuries. Her husband, Jesus Valdes, was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center with major injuries.

According to the report, alcohol and drugs were not believed to have played a role in the accident. 

The CHP is investigating the crash.

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