Danna Forbis of Reno Dies in Solo-Vehicle Crash on Highway 70 [Plumas County, CA]

Danna Forbis of Reno Dies in Solo-Vehicle Crash on Highway 70 [Plumas County, CA]

Deborah Castillo Hospitalized in Plumas County Fatal Crash

Plumas County, CA (July 21, 2022) – On July 19, at about 12:01 p.m., Danna Forbis, 55, from Reno, NV, died, while Deborah Castillo, 34, from Quincy, sustained injuries in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 70.

According to the investigators, Leonard Forbis, 42, from Reno, NV, was driving an eastbound 2001 Subaru Legacy, at an unknown speed, east of Sierra Springs Drive.

Deborah Castillo was Subaru’s right front passenger. Danna Forbis was seated in the left rear seat and was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Reports say that the Subaru crossed the solid double yellow lines that separate the east and westbound lanes.  

Then, Leonard Forbis aggressively steered to the right and the vehicle entered the dirt shoulder on the south freeway.  He overcorrected to the left but the vehicle spun counter-clockwise across both lanes freeway.

The  Subaru went airborne as the north edge of the highway falls off into a deep valley.  

Afterward, the Subaru tilted front down and the roof crashed into a large pine tree. The vehicle finally rested on its side.  

Deborah Castillo exited the Subaru under her own power and the paramedics rushed her to Renown via ground ambulance.  

Moreover, the medical and fire personnel on the scene had to cut Leonard Forbis from the wreckage. The authorities arrested him on the scene before Careflight Helicopter transported him to Renown.  

Sadly, Danna Forbis lost her life at the scene. 

In the meantime, an investigation for driving while under the influence of drugs and manslaughter is ongoing.

If any member of the public has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at (530) 252-1900.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our condolences to the loved ones of Danna Forbis. May you find courage during this difficult time.


Fatal Traffic Collisions Could Happen Anytime

We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in a traffic incident similar to the Plumas County fatal crash is devastating.

More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.

The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.

However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit. 

Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.

So, to the bereaved of Danna Forbis, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.

In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674 7852.

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