Sonoma teen, Jake Paine, killed in Napa car accident

Jacob Patrick Paine, a 2016 graduate of Sonoma Valley High, died this week after suffering injuries in a car accident in Napa late Sunday night.

Napa Police Department officers were dispatched to a solo vehicle traffic collision that occurred on the 1200 block of McKinstry Street near the Oxbow Market, on Sunday, Oct. 7, at about 10:51 p.m.

According to the police report, the first arriving officer found Jake Paine lying in the street and a vehicle associated with the collision nearby on McKinstry Street. According to the report, Paine was unconscious and had sustained major injuries; he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Paine was a graduate of Altimira Middle School and in the class of 2016 at Sonoma Valley High School.

Napa Police authorities are investigating the incident. Napa Police Lt. Brian Campagna said that Paine was one of six passengers “in and about” an open-top convertible when the collision occurred, and that the car was not totaled. Paine was not the owner of the car.

The other passengers in the car remained on the scene after the accident, said Lt. Campagna, and were interviewed.

Lt. Campagna said that the investigation will look into the circumstances of the collision and whether drugs or alcohol were involved. No further details were available at press time.

McKinstry Street was closed between First Street and the Westin Hotel for four hours while investigators examined the scene.

Anyone with information should contact Traffic Officer Aaron Medina at 257-9223 or Anonymous tips may be texted to the Napa Police Department by texting the word 707NPD and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).

Memorial service information was not available at press time.

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