Morro Bay nurse killed in Kern County crash

August 24, 2016

sierraA 63-year-old Morro Bay woman and longtime nurse at a local hospital was killed in a car crash near Bakersfield earlier this month. Deborah Doubledee had worked for 29 years as a nurse at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. [KSBY]

On Aug. 15 on Highway 178 west of Kern Canyon Road, a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old Taft man crossed over a double yellow line and into the path of a car Doubledee was driving. The vehicle collided head-on, killing Doubledee and her two elderly passengers, Wofford Heights residents Bettie Louise Henry, 81, and Alan Hugh Henry, 86.

The couple whom Doubledee was driving was also killed in the crash. The driver who caused the collision reportedly suffered major injuries but survived. The crash remains under investigation.

Doubledee began work at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in June 1987. The hospital released a statement saying Doubledee’s death was a great loss.

“We are so thankful for Debbie’s commitment and service to Sierra Vista,” the statement said. “This is truly a great loss for our hospital, staff and patients. Debbie will be profoundly missed by everyone who was touched by her great care, mentorship, friendship and commitment to helping others.”


In honor of Debbie, I hope they dedicate a wing and rename it after her. She helped save so may lives and comforted many more, she need to be remembered in perpetuity,

Rest In Peace

Thank you for your love and dedication.


How sad, and how criminal. Three more homicides by an idiot behind the wheel. She was a nice lady.