When Joy Weiss and her three friends went out on Monday evening, it was to celebrate her recent engagement, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. But just after 2 a.m. on the drive home, the party ended when the small truck Weiss was driving lost control and went off the highway near San Antonio Rd., just short of the Sonoma County line in Marin.
Authorities are still investigating the crash, but Weiss’ friends and family said she was proudly, outspokenly sober after four years in recovery and do not believe she would have been drinking prior to the accident.
“She had just really got her life together and was really happy,” said Breanna Capener, a friend from the Seattle area.
Weiss was born in the Seattle area and attended Bellevue High School, coming to Petaluma "about nine years ago," according to the PD article by Mary Callahan.
Weiss' father Rick Weiss, also interviewed for the article, lives in Marin and told the newspaper that his daughter worked at the Corte Madera Safeway.
“My daughter was an incredible individual,” Weiss said, “and it’s just sad for everybody, including the families of the other folks who were in the vehicle.”
The three passengers all remain in hospital care. Charan Singh, 29, and Gaurav Saxena, 31, are at Santa Rosa Memorial, and Davinder Singh, 21, is at Marin County General Hospital in Greenbrae. All are from Petaluma.
Read the full article on the Press Democrat website.