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Wende Dolores (Minteer) Carroll


Andrew Goff / Wednesday, June 7 @ 5:18 p.m. / Traffic

CHP Identifies Local Woman Killed in Today’s Highway 36 Crash

California Highway Patrol press release: 

Carlotta, California-On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, a Bridgeville resident was involved in a solo vehicle traffic collision on SR-36, west of Carlotta.

At approximately 10:58 a.m., Wende Dolores Carroll, was driving her 2003 Ford F150 westbound on State Route 36, west of Carlotta at an unknown speed and had just entered a right hand curve.  For unknown reasons, she allowed her pickup to cross into the eastbound lane.  Carroll then steered the pickup back in a southwesterly direction to turn back into the westbound lanes. The pickup entered the westbound lanes and continued to traverse in a southwesterly direction until it drove onto the south grassy shoulder and collided with a large Redwood tree.  Carroll immediately succumbed to her injuries. 

Alcohol is not a contributing factor to this collision.  The California Highway Patrol would like to thank the Fortuna Fire Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance.  


Wende Dolores (Minteer) Carroll

When I was first introduced to her “Billy’s Sister” I know she was one in a million

As Time went on I learned she was one in Trillion.


Her perfect voice so smoothing and calm combined with her personality was always a hypnotizing mixture . She was and always will be very precious to me. Will always hold a special place in my heart.


Her entire family (Parents, Brothers, Sisters & children) are equally remarkable people, will always have great memories.


Can honestly say the time I have spent with her - was the best years of my life.


I learned of her accident – Knocked the wind out of me – gasping for air.




It has been almost a week since I got the news. I just can’t believe someone so beautify in every way, is now in haven. God took her home so early.


It’s been a few decades since I seen her, I kind of wish, I did not know she is gone. I was content knowing she was out there somewhere enjoying life (living the life she dreamed about), Loving and spreading joy to everyone and everything that came in contact with her.


She will be missed by many.













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