The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Division on Friday recognized the girl who died in a one-car crash in southeastern Santa Rosa on Wednesday evening as Trinh Dolan, the co-owner of an area bar and grill.
Dolan, 53, was a Napa resident however was well-known in Santa Rosa as co-owner and driving power behind Dolan’s Den, the bar and grill within the Piner Highway house previously occupied by the Nutty Irishman. The bar was open Friday, however employees there sounded shocked by Trinh Dolan’s passing.
“She was an superior human being,” stated John Timberlake, a supervisor at Dolan’s. “I don’t simply throw this round. She was an incredible particular person. And can be significantly missed by so many individuals. I remorse I wasn’t in a position to know her sooner. I so remorse it.”
Timberlake met Dolan in June of 2021, he stated, when he consulted on her plan for the bar and grill. He rapidly got here to see her as form, loyal to her workers and tireless in her work ethic. Dolan routinely pulled 12-hour days on the enterprise, Timberlake stated. If a bartender known as in sick, she’d swoop in to choose up the shift.
“Trinh at all times had a smile on her face, she was at all times in a great temper,” Timberlake stated. “She greeted company warmly. She was new within the meals and beverage business, however she embraced it. She at all times needed to run a restaurant. This was her dream. And mainly, she did it.”
On Fb, the submit was adopted by a number of feedback from patrons and acquaintances expressing their heartbreak. Timberlake stated feelings ran even greater on his private Fb account.
Trinh Dolan was born in Vietnam and “raised as an Airforce brat,” based on the bar and grill’s web site.
“Trinh spent her childhood in several nations and was uncovered to many various cultures,” the outline reads. “Her love of cooking may need derived from cooking for her 3 siblings as her mother and father labored a number of jobs to make ends meet.”
She was married to Sebastopol native Derek Dolan, who works as a plumber in San Francisco. Timberlake stated Derek is devastated by the loss, which took place three weeks after Derek’s youthful sister died.
“The person’s heartbroken,” Timberlake stated. “No one could be proper on this second. The grief he’s feeling, not many individuals undergo that.”
The couple cherished to journey. The enterprise web site exhibits pictures of them posing fortunately on journeys to Cozumel, Mexico; Moab, Utah; and Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
Trinh Dolan crashed Wednesday evening close to Petaluma Hill Highway and Yolanda Avenue after hitting a utility pole. She was ejected from her 2003 Mercedes-Benz sedan and pinned beneath the automotive, based on authorities.
She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Police stated she was not sporting a seat belt, and a witness advised authorities she had been driving an estimated 80 mph simply earlier than she crashed.
Timberlake stated they’d just lately talked about extra plans for the bar and the way they may accomplish these targets collectively.
“Everyone knows individuals who died in our lives,” Timberlake stated. “And generally, you’re not fully shocked. That is simply not that case. That is simply tragic.”
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