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Jesse Martin Cockrill Kills Mother in Petaluma Drunk Driving Accident

A drunk driver killed a mother in a Petaluma drunk driving accident on June 7, 2014.

Jesse Martin Cockrill, 25, of Petaluma, was driving his vehicle on Lakeville Highway near South McDowell Extension, when he crossed the double yellow lines and slammed into a Toyota Camry heading in the opposite direction. The force of the head-on collision killed the driver of the vehicle, a woman whose name has not been released. An 8-year-old girl was in the car at the time and was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

Cockrill was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Petaluma Police found an open container of alcohol in his car and the paramedics who appeared on the scene smelled a strong odor of alcohol on him.

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