In the hours and days before she was killed in an early morning car crash, Joy Weiss was on the phone to friends and family with exciting news: She had just become engaged.
The marriage proposal was among the reasons Weiss, her fiance and several friends were out late Tuesday night in what was also a birthday celebration, friends said.
Loved ones now are planning a different kind of ceremony for the 31-year-old Petaluma woman.
Weiss was driving on Highway 101 with three others in her Toyota pickup when it veered off the road and over an embankment, landing in a ditch near the Sonoma-Marin county line shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, the CHP said.
One of the passengers was able to call 911 and directed authorities to the area where the wreckage was found.